Rumsey Family History

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Rumsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Romsey in Hampshire, so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Rum (a short form of compound names with the first element rum) + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’.

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


Similar surnames: Ramsey, Kimsey, Hursey, Hussey, Romney, Lumley, Bussey, Rumbley

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Rumsey Family Origin

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Rumsey Family Occupations

What did your Rumsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rumsey. 10% of Rumsey men worked as a Farm Labourer and 72% of Rumsey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rumsey were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%

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

Rumsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Rumsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rumsey 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rumsey. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Rumsey. For the veterans among your Rumsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rumsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Rumsey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rumsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rumsey in 1952 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rumsey 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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