Godsey Family History

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Godsey Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Goetze.

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


Similar surnames: Gosney, Yousey, Godfrey, Geesey, Gouse, Gordley, Godden, Goewey

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Godsey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Godsey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Godsey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    62%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Godsey Family Origin

Where is the Godsey family from?

Godsey Family Occupations

What did your Godsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Godsey. A less common occupation for the Godsey family was Farm Laborer. The most common Godsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Godsey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farming

    12%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Godsey Historical Records

What Godsey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Godsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Godsey 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 526 immigration records available for the last name Godsey. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Godsey. For the veterans among your Godsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Godsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Godsey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Godsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Godsey in 1946 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Godsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Godsey 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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