Kersey Family History

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Kersey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Kersey in Suffolk, recorded in Domesday Book as Careseia, probably from Old English cærs ‘watercress’ + eg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Kelsey, Hessey, Kearsley, Cerney, Berkey, Kirksey, Hersey, Jersey

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Kersey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kersey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kersey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Kersey Family Origin

Where is the Kersey family from?

Kersey Family Occupations

What did your Kersey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kersey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Kersey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kersey family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kersey.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Kersey Historical Records

What Kersey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Kersey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kersey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kersey. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Kersey. For the veterans among your Kersey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kersey Life Expectancy

What is the average Kersey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kersey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kersey in 1944 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kersey 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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