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Sussex Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Sussex, named ‘(territory of) the South Saxons’, from Old English suth + Seaxe.

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


Similar surnames: Essex, Hussey, Fossey, Sasser, Bussey, Esse, Susan, Busse, Mussey

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Sussex Family Origin

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Sussex Family Occupations

What did your Sussex ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    14%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Glover

    5%
  • Porter

    5%

In 1881, the most common Sussex occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Sussex's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Glover were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sussex. A less common occupation for the Sussex family was Porter.

Source: Census data for Sussex | Data not to scale

Sussex Historical Records

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Sussex Life Expectancy

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