Gurnsey Family History

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Gurnsey Name Meaning

English: apparently an altered spelling of Guernsey.

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


Similar surnames: Guernsey, Gorney, Gurley, Garnsey, Rasey, Gulley, Gurnee, Gurney

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Gurnsey Family Origin

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Gurnsey Family Occupations

What did your Gurnsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gurnsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Gurnsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gurnsey. A less common occupation for the Gurnsey family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Keeps House

    4%

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

Gurnsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gurnsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurnsey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gurnsey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gurnsey. For the veterans among your Gurnsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurnsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurnsey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gurnsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Gurnsey in 1943 was 34, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurnsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurnsey 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.

Famous Gurnsey Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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