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Horsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Norfolk, Somerset, and Sussex, so named from Old English hors ‘horse’ (perhaps a byname) + eg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’.

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

Similar surnames: Horsley, Hursey, Forsey, Cossey, Corney, Harley, Horney, Morley

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Where is the Horsey family from?

You can see how Horsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horsey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Horsey families living in Maryland. This was about 43% of all the recorded Horsey's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Horsey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horsey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Horsey. 38% of Horsey men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Horsey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horsey were Farm and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Farm

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Domestic
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Horsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horsey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Horsey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Horsey. For the veterans among your Horsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horsey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Horsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Horsey in 1944 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

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