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Vessey Family History

Vessey Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): of Norman origin a habitational name from Vessey (Manche) named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Vessius or Vettius (of uncertain origin) + the locative suffix -acum. There has been some confusion with Veazey .

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


Similar surnames: Bessey, Vassey, Hessey, Hussey, Hessen, Cossey, Fossey, Verley

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Where is the Vessey family from?

You can see how Vessey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vessey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Vessey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 56 Vessey families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 70% of all the recorded Vessey's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Vessey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vessey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vessey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Vessey. 74% of Vessey 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
    74%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmers Son
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Vessey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vessey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vessey. 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 Vessey. For the veterans among your Vessey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vessey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Vessey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Vessey in 1942 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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