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Massey Family History

Massey Name Meaning
English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey.English: from a pet form of Matthew.Altered spelling of French Massé (see Masse 4).

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

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435,491 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
49,135 Military Records
22,957 Immigration Records
258,879 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Massey Families

  • Number of Massey families
     220 - 437
     74 - 219
     1 - 73
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Massey families
     1,196 - 2,389
     399 - 1,195
     1 - 398
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Massey families
     52 - 102
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Massey Family Origin

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Massey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Massey

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Massey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Massey census records

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Massey Civil War Service Records

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