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

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Guernsey Family Occupations

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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.

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  • Rope Maker

    22%
  • Clerk

    11%
  • Clerk (Stationers)

    11%
  • Clerk Fire Insurance

    11%

In 1881, 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. The most common Guernsey occupation in the UK was Rope Maker. 22% of Guernsey's were Rope Makers.

Source: Census data for Guernsey | Data not to scale

Guernsey Historical Records

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Guernsey Life Expectancy

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