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Rossey Surname Meaning

French: variant of Rosey a habitational name from Rosey a place in Haute-Saône. This surname is very rare in France. French (mainly Nord): from a derivative of Old French ros ‘red’. This surname is rare in France. It is also found in Belgium (mainly Flanders). Americanized form of Italian Rossi . Compare Rossie .

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


Similar surnames: Dossey, Rousey, Rossel, Rouse, Mossey, Cossey, Rasey, Resser, Russey

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Where is the Rossey family from?

You can see how Rossey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rossey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rossey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Rossey families living in Quebec. This was about 35% of all the recorded Rossey's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Rossey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rossey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rossey. 21% of Rossey men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rossey women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rossey were Salesman 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Labor
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rossey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossey 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 188 immigration records available for the last name Rossey. 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 260 military records available for the last name Rossey. For the veterans among your Rossey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rossey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Rossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Rossey in 1956 was 35, and 73 in 2003.

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