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Cossey Name Meaning

English: perhaps a habitational name (reduced form) from Costessey in Norfolk, named with an Old English or Old Norse personal name Cost + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in a marsh’. Americanized spelling of French Cossé (see Cosse).

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


Similar surnames: Cosse, Fossey, Cosey, Fosse, Hussey, Gosney, Coley, Cosby, Massey

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Cossey Family Origin

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Cossey Family Occupations

What did your Cossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cossey. A less common occupation for the Cossey family was Boat Builder. The most common Cossey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Cossey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Boat Builder

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cossey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cossey Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Cossey ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Cossey Life Expectancy

What is the average Cossey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Cossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cossey in 1945 was 25, and 68 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cossey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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