Josephs Family History

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Josephs Name Meaning

English, German, and Jewish: patronymic from Joseph.

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


Similar surnames: Joseph, Josephsen, Josephson, Josey, Joss, Jose, Jobes, Jostes, Moses

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Josephs Family Origin

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Josephs Family Occupations

What did your Josephs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Josephs. A less common occupation for the Josephs family was Butcher. The most common Josephs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 9% of Josephs's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Butcher

    3%

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

Josephs Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Josephs Life Expectancy

What is the average Josephs lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Josephs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Josephs in 1948 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Josephs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Josephs 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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