Fossett Family History

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Fossett Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Fawcett. French: diminutive of Fosse.

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

Similar surnames: Fassett, Dossett, Fausett, Bissett, Gossett, Dowsett, Massett

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Fossett Family Origin

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Fossett Family Occupations

What did your Fossett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fossett family was Servant. Carter, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fossett. The most common Fossett occupation in Canada was Carter. 38% of Fossett's were Carters.

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  • Carter

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Servant


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

Fossett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Fossett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fossett 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 866 immigration records available for the last name Fossett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Fossett. For the veterans among your Fossett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fossett Life Expectancy

What is the average Fossett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fossett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fossett in 1952 was 46, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fossett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fossett 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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