Rossey Family History

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Rossey Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of French Rossé, from a derivative of ros ‘red’, ‘auburn’, hence a nickname for someone with red hair, or Rosset, which has the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Dossey, Rousey, Rossel, Rouse, Mossey, Cossey, Rasey, Resser, Russey

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Rossey Family Origin

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Rossey Family Occupations

What did your Rossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rossey family was Hotel Keeper. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Frueit Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rossey. The most common Rossey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Rossey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Frueit Store

  • Hotel Keeper


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

Rossey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rossey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossey 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 188 immigration records available for the last name Rossey. 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 260 military records available for the last name Rossey. For the veterans among your Rossey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rossey Life Expectancy

What is the average Rossey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Rossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Rossey in 1956 was 35, and 73 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rossey 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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