Decoursey Family History

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Decoursey Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin; also written De Coursey): habitational name for someone from any of various places in northern France called Courcy, from the Romano-Gallic personal name Curtius (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’; compare Court 2) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Coursey, Courtney, Dorsey, Demory, Coursen, Curley, Derousse

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Decoursey Family Origin

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Decoursey Family Occupations

What did your Decoursey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Decoursey. The most common Decoursey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Decoursey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Decoursey family was Bridge Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • At Home

  • Bridge Keeper


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

Decoursey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Decoursey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Decoursey 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Decoursey. 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 824 military records available for the last name Decoursey. For the veterans among your Decoursey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Decoursey Life Expectancy

What is the average Decoursey lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Decoursey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Decoursey in 1959 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Decoursey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Decoursey 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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