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Jowsey Name Meaning

from the Middle English personal name *Josy (also Joisy) a pet form of Jo(i)ce (male or female) with the hypocoristic suffix -y. See Joyce .

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


Similar surnames: Rowsey, Josey, Cowley, Howley, Downey, Bowley, Fossey, Bowser, Cossey

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Where is the Jowsey family from?

You can see how Jowsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jowsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jowsey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 2 Jowsey families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Jowsey's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Jowsey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jowsey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jowsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Commercial Traveller and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jowsey. 50% of Jowsey men worked as a Commercial Traveller and 83% of Jowsey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jowsey were General Labourer and Grocery Manageress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Commercial Traveller
    50%
  • General Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Unemployed
    4%
  • Grocery Manageress
    4%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jowsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jowsey 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 430 immigration records available for the last name Jowsey. 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 242 military records available for the last name Jowsey. For the veterans among your Jowsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jowsey lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2002, in the United States, Jowsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Jowsey in 1969 was 91, and 59 in 2002.

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