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Jossey Family History

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, Josey, Fosse, Hussey, Cosse

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Where is the Jossey family from?

You can see how Jossey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jossey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Jossey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Jossey family living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Jossey's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Jossey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jossey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jossey. 60% of Jossey men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Jossey women worked as a Maid. .

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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
    60%
  • Carpenter
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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What Jossey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 829 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 57 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 Cards

There are 149 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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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.

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