Rumsey Family History

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Rumsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Romsey in Hampshire, so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Rum (a short form of compound names with the first element rum) + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’.

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


Similar surnames: Ramsey, Kimsey, Hursey, Hussey, Romney, Lumley, Bussey, Rumbley

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Rumsey Family Origin

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Rumsey Family Occupations

What did your Rumsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rumsey family was Farming. The most common Rumsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Rumsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rumsey.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

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Rumsey Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Rumsey ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Rumsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Rumsey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, Rumsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rumsey in 1952 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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United States

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