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Mussey Family History

Mussey Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English mus ‘mouse’ + eage ‘eye’. Possibly an altered spelling of French Musset (see Mussett 1).

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


Similar surnames: Hussey, Massey, Tussey, Mussen, Bussey, Mossey, Busey, Dossey, Musson

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Where is the Mussey family from?

You can see how Mussey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mussey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mussey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Mussey families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mussey's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mussey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mussey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mussey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mussey. 26% of Mussey men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Mussey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mussey were Clerk and School Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • School Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mussey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mussey 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 579 immigration records available for the last name Mussey. 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 831 military records available for the last name Mussey. For the veterans among your Mussey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mussey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mussey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mussey in 1955 was 46, and 95 in 2004.

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