Guernsey Family History

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Guernsey Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. It is now a rare surname in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Gurnsey, Garnsey, Gurney, Gurley, Jersey, Gedney, Kersey, Gerner

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Guernsey Family Origin

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Guernsey Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Gentle

    20%
  • M Police

    20%
  • N.W. Police

    20%

In 1881, the most common Guernsey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Guernsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Gentle and M Police were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guernsey. A less common occupation for the Guernsey family was N.W. Police.

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Guernsey Historical Records

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Guernsey Life Expectancy

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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