Rumsey Family History

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Rumsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Romsey in Hampshire, so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Rum (a short form of compound names with the first element rum) + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’.

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

Similar surnames: Ramsey, Kimsey, Hursey, Hussey, Romney, Lumley, Bussey, Rumbley

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Rumsey Family Origin

Where is the Rumsey family from?

Rumsey Family Occupations

What did your Rumsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rumsey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Rumsey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rumsey family was Laborer. Farmer, Accountant and Banker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rumsey.

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  • Farmer

  • Accountant

  • Banker

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rumsey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rumsey Historical Records

What Rumsey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Rumsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rumsey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rumsey. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Rumsey. For the veterans among your Rumsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rumsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Rumsey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rumsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rumsey in 1952 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rumsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rumsey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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