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Kersey Family History

Kersey Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): habitational name from Kersey in Suffolk. The placename derives from Old English cærse ‘cress’ + ēg ‘island’.

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

Similar surnames: Kelsey, Hessey, Kearsley, Cerney, Berkey, Kirksey, Hersey, Jersey

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Where is the Kersey family from?

You can see how Kersey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kersey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kersey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 73 Kersey families living in Ontario. This was about 89% of all the recorded Kersey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kersey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kersey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kersey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kersey. 68% of Kersey 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
  • Carpenter
  • Teamster
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Kersey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kersey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kersey. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Kersey. For the veterans among your Kersey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kersey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kersey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kersey in 1944 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

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