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Vessey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Manche, France, so named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Vessius or Vettius (of uncertain origin) + the local suffix -acum.

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


Similar surnames: Bessey, Vassey, Hessey, Hussey, Hessen, Cossey, Fossey, Verley

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Vessey Family Origin

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Vessey Family Occupations

What did your Vessey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vessey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Vessey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vessey family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Druggist and Brick Layer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vessey.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Druggist

    11%
  • Brick Layer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    5%

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

Vessey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vessey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vessey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Vessey. 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 Vessey. For the veterans among your Vessey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vessey Life Expectancy

What is the average Vessey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Vessey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Vessey in 1942 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vessey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vessey 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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