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Halsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name probably from Halsey Farm in Sharnbrook (Bedfordshire) whose medieval spellings lack H- but which has been influenced by the adjacent wood which was once called Haselho but is now also called Halsey. However the early examples suggest that another as yet unidentified place (or places) may also have been a source.

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


Similar surnames: Halse, Halley, Haley, Hulsey, Galley, Hanley, Hanney, Hussey, Hatley

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You can see how Halsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halsey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Halsey families living in Quebec. This was about 30% of all the recorded Halsey's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Halsey families in 1911.
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What did your Halsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Halsey. 89% of Halsey 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
    89%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Halsey. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Halsey. For the veterans among your Halsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halsey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Halsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Halsey in 1941 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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