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Hursey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hursey in Dorset, so named from the Old English personal name Heorstan + Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Hussey, Horsey, Hurley, Bursey, Rumsey, Harley, Huxley, Thursby

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Where is the Hursey family from?

You can see how Hursey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hursey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hursey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Hursey families living in Ontario. This was about 90% of all the recorded Hursey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hursey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hursey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hursey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hursey. 23% of Hursey men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Hursey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hursey were Manager and Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Secretary
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
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What Hursey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hursey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hursey 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 568 immigration records available for the last name Hursey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hursey. For the veterans among your Hursey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hursey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hursey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Hursey in 1953 was 62, and 60 in 2004.

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