Guernsey Family History

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Guernsey Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. It is now a rare surname in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Gurnsey, Garnsey, Gurney, Gurley, Jersey, Gedney, Kersey, Gerner

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Guernsey Family Origin

Where is the Guernsey family from?

Guernsey Family Occupations

What did your Guernsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Guernsey occupation in the UK was Rope Maker. 22% of Guernsey's were Rope Makers. Rope Maker, Clerk and Clerk (Stationers) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guernsey. A less common occupation for the Guernsey family was Clerk Fire Insurance.

View Census data for Guernsey | Data not to scale

  • Rope Maker

    22%
  • Clerk

    11%
  • Clerk (Stationers)

    11%
  • Clerk Fire Insurance

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Guernsey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Guernsey Historical Records

What Guernsey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Guernsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guernsey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Guernsey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Guernsey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Guernsey. For the veterans among your Guernsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guernsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Guernsey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Guernsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Guernsey in 1954 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guernsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guernsey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Guernsey Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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