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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

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Farmer Son

    27%
  • Labourer

    18%
  • Farm Labor

    9%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fossey family was Farm Labor. 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.

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Fossey Historical Records

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Fossey Life Expectancy

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