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Dossett Family History

Dossett Name Meaning

English (Surrey Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): variant of Dorsett .

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


Similar surnames: Fossett, Dowsett, Gossett, Bissett, Mussett, Dossey, Gassett, Massett

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Where is the Dossett family from?

You can see how Dossett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dossett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dossett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Dossett families living in Tennessee. This was about 28% of all the recorded Dossett's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Dossett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dossett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dossett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dossett. 26% of Dossett men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dossett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dossett were Truck Driver and Housemaid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housemaid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Dossett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dossett 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Dossett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dossett. For the veterans among your Dossett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dossett lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dossett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dossett in 1947 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

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