Fossey Family History

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Fossey Name Meaning

English (Bedfordshire): habitational name from a lost place in Bedfordshire, recorded in 969 as Foteseige, from Old English foss ‘ditch’, ‘dike’ + eg ‘island’, ‘dry land in marsh’, ‘promontory’, or a topographic name for someone who lived on low lying land by a ditch or dike.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cossey, Fosse, Forsey, Fossen, Hessey, Folley, Hussey, Osley, Vessey

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Fossey Family Origin

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Fossey Family Occupations

What did your Fossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fossey. 2% of Fossey men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Fossey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fossey were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Housewife Unpaid
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fossey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Fossey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fossey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 892 immigration records available for the last name Fossey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 751 military records available for the last name Fossey. For the veterans among your Fossey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fossey Life Expectancy

What is the average Fossey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Fossey in 1955 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fossey

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