Hursey Family History

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Hursey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hursey in Dorset, so named from the Old English personal name Heorstan + Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Hussey, Horsey, Hurley, Bursey, Rumsey, Harley, Huxley, Thursby

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Hursey Family Origin

Where is the Hursey family from?

Hursey Family Occupations

What did your Hursey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hursey family was Bricklayer. Painter, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hursey. The most common Hursey occupation in the UK was Painter. 14% of Hursey's were Painters.

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  • Painter

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Bricklayer


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

Hursey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hursey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hursey 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 568 immigration records available for the last name Hursey. 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 Hursey. For the veterans among your Hursey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hursey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hursey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hursey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Hursey in 1953 was 62, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hursey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hursey 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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