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Ansley Family History

Ansley Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from such places as Ansley in Warwickshire or Annesley in Nottinghamshire. The former is named with Old English ānsetl ‘hermitage’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; the latter with an Old English personal name An (‘the solitary one’) + lēah. In North America the surname may in some cases also be an altered form of Scottish Ainslie . Compare Ainsley . variant of Anslow .

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

Similar surnames: Hansley, Wansley, Insley, Tansley, Antley, Anstey, Manley, Hensley

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Where is the Ansley family from?

You can see how Ansley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ansley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ansley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Ansley families living in Georgia. This was about 49% of all the recorded Ansley's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Ansley families in 1840.
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What did your Ansley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ansley. 20% of Ansley men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Ansley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ansley were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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*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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Ansley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ansley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ansley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ansley. For the veterans among your Ansley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ansley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ansley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ansley in 1945 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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