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Josey Family History

Josey Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Joseph.

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

Similar surnames: Jose, Mosey, Joe, Robey, Kosek, Vose, Gosney, Foley, Toney, Cosey

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Where is the Josey family from?

You can see how Josey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Josey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Josey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 97 Josey families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 83% of all the recorded Josey's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Josey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Josey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Josey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Josey. 58% of Josey men worked as a Fisherman.

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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

  • Fisherman
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Josey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Josey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Josey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Josey. For the veterans among your Josey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Josey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Josey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Josey in 1953 was 40, and 65 in 2004.

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