Wolsey Family History

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Wolsey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Woolsey.

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

Similar surnames: Wilsey, Holsey, Wolden, Polley, Worley, Wollet, Rolley, Willey, Wolfe

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Wolsey Family Origin

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Wolsey Family Occupations

What did your Wolsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wolsey occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Wolsey's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Wolsey family was Agent & Traveler. Carpenter, Painter and Police Constable were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolsey.

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  • Carpenter

  • Painter

  • Police Constable

  • Agent & Traveler


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

Wolsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Wolsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolsey 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 938 immigration records available for the last name Wolsey. 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 820 military records available for the last name Wolsey. For the veterans among your Wolsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolsey lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Wolsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wolsey in 1964 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolsey 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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