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Halsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin. The surname is common in London, and may be derived from Alsa (formerly Assey) in Stanstead Mountfitchet, Essex (recorded as Alsiesheye in 1268). Another possible source is Halsway in Somerset, named from Old English hals ‘neck’ + weg ‘way’, ‘road’.

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


Similar surnames: Halse, Halley, Haley, Hulsey, Galley, Hanley, Hanney, Hussey, Hatley

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Where is the Halsey family from?

You can see how Halsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halsey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 159 Halsey families living in New York. This was about 59% of all the recorded Halsey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Halsey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halsey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Halsey. 21% of Halsey men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Halsey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halsey were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Halsey. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Halsey. For the veterans among your Halsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halsey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Halsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Halsey in 1941 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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