Massey Family History

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Massey Name Meaning

English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey. English: from a pet form of Matthew. Altered spelling of French Massé (see Masse 4).

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

Similar surnames: Masse, Maser, Manley, Vassey, Hussey, Mussey, Massee, Hassel, Cassel

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Massey Family Origin

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Massey Family Occupations

What did your Massey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Massey. 2% of Massey men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Massey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Massey were Incapacitated and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Massey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 278,000 census records available for the last name Massey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Massey 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Massey. 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 52,000 military records available for the last name Massey. For the veterans among your Massey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Massey Life Expectancy

What is the average Massey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Massey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Massey in 1940 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Massey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Massey 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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