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Jersey Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for someone from Jersey in the Channel Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Kersey, Forsey, Verley, Cerney, Berkey, Dorsey, Hersey, Jessel

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Jersey Family Origin

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Jersey Family Occupations

What did your Jersey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, the most common Jersey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Jersey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jersey. A less common occupation for the Jersey family was Keeping House.

Source: Census data for Jersey | Data not to scale

Jersey Historical Records

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Jersey Life Expectancy

What is the average Jersey lifespan?

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Famous Jersey Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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