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Townley Family History

Townley Name Meaning
English (especially northwestern): habitational name from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, which is named with Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; or a topographic name for someone who lived at a clearing associated with a farm or village. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

451,032 Historical Documents with Townley on Ancestry.com
86,067 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,621 Military Records
54,035 Immigration Records
48,275 Census and Voter Lists
257,034 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Townley Families

  • Number of Townley families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Townley families
     468 - 933
     157 - 467
     1 - 156
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Townley families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Townley Family Origin

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Townley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Townley

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Townley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Townley Civil War Service Records

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