Lessey Family History

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Lessey 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: Vessey, Bessey, Hessey, Messer, Hussey, Massey, Kessel, Jesse, Bussey

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Lessey Family Origin

Where is the Lessey family from?

Lessey Family Occupations

What did your Lessey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Doctor and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lessey. A less common occupation for the Lessey family was Farming. The most common Lessey occupation in the USA was Butcher. 11% of Lessey's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

    11%
  • Doctor

    11%
  • Farm Hand

    11%
  • Farming

    11%

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

Lessey Historical Records

What Lessey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lessey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lessey 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 Lessey

Passenger List

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

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Lessey Life Expectancy

What is the average Lessey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Lessey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lessey in 1963 was 79, and 82 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lessey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lessey 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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