Jossey Family History

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Jossey Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Fossey, Cossey, Rossey, Dossey, Mossey, Fosse, Hussey, Cosse, Mosley

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Jossey Family Origin

Where is the Jossey family from?

Jossey Family Occupations

What did your Jossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jossey. A less common occupation for the Jossey family was Boarding House Keeper. The most common Jossey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Jossey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • At Home

  • Boarding House Keeper


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

Jossey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jossey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jossey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Jossey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Jossey. 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 Jossey. For the veterans among your Jossey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jossey Life Expectancy

What is the average Jossey lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2001, in the United States, Jossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Jossey in 1965 was 61, and 80 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jossey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jossey 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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