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Tussey Family History

Tussey Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Tusche, which may be from a nickname for a cheat, from Middle Low German tusche ‘deception’, or a nickname, perhaps for a ruffian, from Bavarian tusch ‘blow’, ‘stroke’; alternatively, it could be of Slavic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Mussey, Bussey, Tumey, Hussey, Taskey, Busse, Busser, Dossey, Massey

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Where is the Tussey family from?

You can see how Tussey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tussey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tussey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 23 Tussey families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 55% of all the recorded Tussey's in the UK. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Tussey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tussey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tussey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tussey. 30% of Tussey men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Tussey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tussey were Miner and 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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Helper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tussey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tussey 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 Tussey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tussey. For the veterans among your Tussey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tussey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Tussey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tussey in 1942 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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