Fossey Family History

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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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Fossey Family Origin

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Fossey Family Occupations

What did your Fossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer Son and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fossey. The most common Fossey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Fossey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fossey family was Farm Labor.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Farmer Son

    27%
  • Labourer

    18%
  • Farm Labor

    9%

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

Fossey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Fossey Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fossey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fossey 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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