Sussex Family History

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Sussex Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Sussex, named ‘(territory of) the South Saxons’, from Old English suth + Seaxe.

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


Similar surnames: Essex, Hussey, Fossey, Sasser, Bussey, Esse, Susan, Busse, Mussey

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Sussex Family Origin

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Sussex Family Occupations

What did your Sussex ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    40%
  • Farming

    20%

In 1880, the most common Sussex occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sussex's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sussex. A less common occupation for the Sussex family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Sussex | Data not to scale

Sussex Historical Records

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Sussex Life Expectancy

What is the average Sussex lifespan?

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Famous Sussex Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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