Birdsey Family History

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Birdsey Name Meaning

English: unexplained; probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. The surname (together with the variant Birdseye) was brought to CT from England in the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Birney, Girdley, Kirksey, Bordley, Lindsay, Lindsey, Sidney, Bodley

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Birdsey Family Origin

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Birdsey Family Occupations

What did your Birdsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Birdsey family was Brit. Turner. The most common Birdsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Birdsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birdsey.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Blacksmith

  • Brit. Turner


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Birdsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Birdsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birdsey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 554 immigration records available for the last name Birdsey. 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 Card

There are 514 military records available for the last name Birdsey. For the veterans among your Birdsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birdsey Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Birdsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Birdsey in 1946 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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