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Ratley Family History

Ratley Name Meaning
Perhaps an English habitational name from Ratley in Warwickshire, named with Old English rot ‘pleasant’, or a personal name, Rota, + leah ‘clearing in a wood’.

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

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10,441 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
861 Military Records
336 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Ratley Families

  • Number of Ratley families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ratley families
     32 - 61
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ratley families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ratley Family Origin

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Ratley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ratley

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Ratley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Ratley Civil War Service Records

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