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Fossey Family History

Fossey Name Meaning

English (Bedfordshire): habitational name from a lost place in Bedfordshire, recorded in 969 as Foteseige, from Old English foss ‘ditch’, ‘dike’ + eg ‘island’, ‘dry land in marsh’, ‘promontory’, or a topographic name for someone who lived on low lying land by a ditch or dike.

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


Similar surnames: Cossey, Fosse, Forsey, Fossen, Hessey, Folley, Hussey, Osley, Vessey

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Where is the Fossey family from?

You can see how Fossey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fossey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fossey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 13 Fossey families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Fossey's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Fossey families in 1911.
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What did your Fossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Fossey. 56% of Fossey men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Labourer
    23%
  • Carpenter
    23%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Fossey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fossey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 892 immigration records available for the last name Fossey. 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 Cards

There are 751 military records available for the last name Fossey. For the veterans among your Fossey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fossey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Fossey in 1955 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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