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Hussey Surname Meaning

English: of Norman origin a nickname for someone who habitually wore a distinctive pair of boots or gaiters from Old French hosed hoset housé Middle English hosey hus(s)y ‘booted gaitered’ (from Latin hosatus). English: status name or nickname from Middle English hus(e)wyf ‘mistress of a family; wife of a householder’ (a compound of Old English hūs ‘house’ + wīf ‘woman’). Though originally a woman's name it is often found as a male surname presumably in a derogatory sense. The vocabulary word became hussie with the meaning ‘disreputable woman’ in the 16th century; the surname however is not associated with this meaning. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ‘descendant of Eodhus’. This was the name of a bardic family associated with the Maguires of Fermanagh also Anglicized as Oswell or Oswald .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hursey, Bussey, Hulse, Cossey, Rumsey, Mussey, Huxley, Hessey, Ousley

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Where is the Hussey family from?

You can see how Hussey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hussey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hussey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 134 Hussey families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Hussey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hussey families in 1911.
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What did your Hussey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hussey. 36% of Hussey men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Hussey women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hussey were Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Factory Hand
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Hussey. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Hussey. For the veterans among your Hussey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hussey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hussey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hussey in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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