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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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Where is the Coursey family from?

You can see how Coursey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coursey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coursey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Coursey families living in Maryland. This was about 36% of all the recorded Coursey's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Coursey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coursey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coursey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coursey. 24% of Coursey men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Coursey women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coursey were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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