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Dossey Family History

Dossey Name Meaning
Possibly an altered spelling of French Dosset, a nickname for someone with a spinal deformity, from a diminutive of dos ‘back’. UK 0.

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

47,116 Historical Documents with Dossey on Ancestry.com
8,262 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,352 Military Records
228 Immigration Records
6,920 Census and Voter Lists
30,354 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dossey Families

  • Number of Dossey families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dossey families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dossey families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dossey census records

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Dossey Family Origin

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Dossey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dossey

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dossey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dossey census records

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Dossey Civil War Service Records

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