Kirksey Family History

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Kirksey Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Birdsey, Kirkley, Kimsey, Kersey, Kirkeby, Kinsey, Kirkes, Kirkey

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Kirksey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kirksey name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Kirksey Family Origin

Where is the Kirksey family from?

Kirksey Family Occupations

What did your Kirksey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirksey. A less common occupation for the Kirksey family was Laborer. The most common Kirksey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Kirksey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Kirksey Historical Records

What Kirksey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Kirksey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirkseycensus 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 483 immigration records available for the last name Kirksey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kirksey. For the veterans among your Kirksey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirksey Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirksey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kirksey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Kirksey in 1942 was 41, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirksey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirksey 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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