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Bamsey Family History

Bamsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Beamsworthy in Beaworthy (Devon) which is recorded as Baldemundeswurthe in 1249 Bealmesworthy in 1418 from a Middle English development of an Old English personal name Bealdmund (‘brave bold’ + ‘protection’) + worth or worthi ‘small farm smallholding curtilage’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ramsey, Basey, Bailey, Barley, Barsky, Banse, Massey, Bussey, Bagley

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Where is the Bamsey family from?

You can see how Bamsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bamsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bamsey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 14 Bamsey families living in Iowa. This was about 39% of all the recorded Bamsey's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Bamsey families in 1880.
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What did your Bamsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bamsey. 30% of Bamsey men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Bamsey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bamsey were Miner and Operator. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 355 immigration records available for the last name Bamsey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 413 military records available for the last name Bamsey. For the veterans among your Bamsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bamsey lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Bamsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bamsey in 1966 was 87, and 89 in 2004.

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