Coursey Family History

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Coursey Name Meaning

Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Courcy, from the Romano-Gallic personal name Curtius (a derivative of curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum. Compare Decoursey.

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

Similar surnames: Decoursey, Coursen, Courtney, Courson, Dorsey, Curley, Corse, Bursey

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Coursey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coursey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Coursey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Coursey Family Origin

Where is the Coursey family from?

Coursey Family Occupations

What did your Coursey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Coursey family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coursey. The most common Coursey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Coursey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Coursey Historical Records

What Coursey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Coursey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coursey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Coursey. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Coursey. For the veterans among your Coursey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coursey Life Expectancy

What is the average Coursey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Coursey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Coursey in 1954 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coursey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coursey 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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