Hussey Family History

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Hussey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ‘descendant of Eodhus’; this was the name of a bardic family associated with the Maguires of Fermanagh, also Anglicized as Oswell, Oswald. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Houssaye in Seine-Maritime, so called from a collective noun from Old French hous ‘holly’. English: nickname for a woman who was mistress of her own household, from Middle English husewif (a compound of Old English hus ‘house’ + wif ‘woman’). It was not until the 17th century that this word acquired pejorative connotations.

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


Similar surnames: Hursey, Bussey, Hulse, Cossey, Rumsey, Mussey, Huxley, Hessey, Ousley

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Hussey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hussey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hussey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    43%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    29%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • France

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Hussey Family Origin

Where is the Hussey family from?

Hussey Family Occupations

What did your Hussey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hussey family was Farm Labourer. The most common Hussey occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Hussey's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hussey.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Farm Labourer

    1%

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

Hussey Historical Records

What Hussey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Hussey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hussey 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Hussey. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Hussey. For the veterans among your Hussey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hussey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hussey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hussey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hussey in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hussey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hussey 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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