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Rumsey Family History

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

282,342 Historical Documents with Rumsey on Ancestry.com
50,785 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,132 Military Records
3,825 Immigration Records
51,731 Census and Voter Lists
169,869 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rumsey Families

  • Number of Rumsey families
     99 - 196
     34 - 98
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rumsey families
     150 - 297
     51 - 149
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rumsey families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rumsey census records

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Rumsey Family Origin

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Rumsey Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rumsey

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Rumsey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rumsey census records

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Rumsey Civil War Service Records

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