Coursen Family History

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Coursen Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Corsen, attested in records of New Netherland, or perhaps an altered spelling of the French habitational names Courson or Coursan, from either of two places so called, in Aude and Aube, both named for a Romano-Gallic landlord Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -anum.

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


Similar surnames: Courson, Coursey, Courser, Corse, Courey, Corsey, Cousin, Courter

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Coursen Family Origin

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Coursen Family Occupations

What did your Coursen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coursen. The most common Coursen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Coursen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Coursen family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

Coursen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Coursen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coursen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Coursen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Coursen. For the veterans among your Coursen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coursen Life Expectancy

What is the average Coursen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Coursen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Coursen in 1955 was 36, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coursen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coursen 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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