History of your Surname
Get access to Pusey family records.Start a free trial

Pusey Family History

Pusey Name Meaning

English (Buckinghamshire and Middlesex):: habitational name from Pusey in Berkshire so called from Old English pise peosu ‘pea(s)’ + ēg ‘island’. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Puiset (Eure-et-Loir France). variant of Pewsey a habitational name from Pewsey in Wiltshire. The placename means ‘Pefi's island’ from an Old English personal name Pefi (genitive Pefes) + ēg ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Rumsey, Paley, Hussey, Busby, Putney, Pacey, Pulley, Ousley, Bushey

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Pusey family from?

You can see how Pusey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pusey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pusey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 207 Pusey families living in Buckinghamshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Pusey's in United Kingdom. Buckinghamshire had the highest population of Pusey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pusey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pusey 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 Pusey. 12% of Pusey men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Pusey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pusey were Gardener and Household Duties (unpaid). .

View Census Data for Pusey | Data not to scale

*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
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    8%
  • Gardener
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    3%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Pusey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Pusey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pusey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Pusey

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pusey. 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.

View all Pusey immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pusey. For the veterans among your Pusey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pusey military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pusey family history

Discover More

What is the average Pusey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pusey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pusey in 1951 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pusey

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Pusey family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial