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Townsley Family History

Townsley Name Meaning
English: variant of Townley. In Ulster this is sometimes used synonymously with Tinsley.

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

139,055 Historical Documents with Townsley on Ancestry.com
32,588 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,675 Military Records
1,798 Immigration Records
23,223 Census and Voter Lists
57,771 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Townsley Families

  • Number of Townsley families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Townsley families
     161 - 319
     54 - 160
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Townsley families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Townsley census records

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Townsley Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Townsley families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Townsley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Townsley families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Townsley

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Townsley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Townsley census records

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Townsley Civil War Service Records

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