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Fossett Family History

Fossett Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Fawcett. French: diminutive of Fosse.

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


Similar surnames: Fassett, Dossett, Fausett, Bissett, Gossett, Dowsett, Massett

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Where is the Fossett family from?

You can see how Fossett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fossett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fossett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Fossett families living in Maine. This was about 31% of all the recorded Fossett's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Fossett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fossett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fossett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fossett. 21% of Fossett men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Fossett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fossett were Salesman and Housework. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Fossett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fossett 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 866 immigration records available for the last name Fossett. 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 Fossett. For the veterans among your Fossett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fossett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fossett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fossett in 1952 was 46, and 63 in 2004.

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