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Halsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name probably from Halsey Farm in Sharnbrook (Bedfordshire) whose medieval spellings lack H- but which has been influenced by the adjacent wood which was once called Haselho but is now also called Halsey. However the early examples suggest that another as yet unidentified place (or places) may also have been a source.

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

Similar surnames: Halse, Halley, Haley, Hulsey, Galley, Hanley, Hanney, Hussey, Hatley

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Where is the Halsey family from?

You can see how Halsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halsey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 416 Halsey families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Halsey's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Halsey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halsey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Halsey. 10% of Halsey men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Halsey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halsey were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Halsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halsey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Halsey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Halsey. For the veterans among your Halsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halsey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Halsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Halsey in 1941 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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