Hessey Family History

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Hessey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hessay in York, named from Old English hæsel ‘hazel(tree)’ + s? ‘marshland’ or eg ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Hesley, Hussey, Vessey, Cossey, Fossey, Hensley, Hessen, Wesley

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Hessey Family Origin

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Hessey Family Occupations

What did your Hessey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hessey family was Coachman. Coal Miner, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hessey. The most common Hessey occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Hessey's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Coachman


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

Hessey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hessey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hessey 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 778 immigration records available for the last name Hessey. 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 957 military records available for the last name Hessey. For the veterans among your Hessey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hessey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hessey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hessey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hessey in 1952 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hessey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hessey 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.

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