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Horsley Family History

Horsley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and Surrey, so named from Old English hors ‘horse’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. The reference is probably to a place where horses were put out to pasture. The surname is widespread in north-central England.

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

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100,996 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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4,363 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Horsley Families

  • Number of Horsley families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Horsley families
     396 - 789
     133 - 395
     1 - 132
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Horsley families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Horsley Family Origin

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Horsley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Horsley

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Horsley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Horsley Civil War Service Records

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