Dossey Family History

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Dossey Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of French Dosset, a nickname for someone with a spinal deformity, from a diminutive of dos ‘back’.

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


Similar surnames: Rossey, Dosser, Mossey, Corsey, Cossey, Massey, Posey, Rossel, Cosse

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Dossey Family Origin

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Dossey Family Occupations

What did your Dossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dossey. A less common occupation for the Dossey family was Coffin Fac. Worker. The most common Dossey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Dossey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Coffin Fac. Worker

    3%

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Dossey Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Dossey ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Dossey Life Expectancy

What is the average Dossey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, Dossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Dossey in 1947 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

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