Ansley Family History

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Ansley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from such places as Ansley in Warwickshire or Annesley in Nottinghamshire. The former is named with Old English ansetl ‘hermitage’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’; the latter with an Old English personal name An (‘the solitary one’) + leah. In some cases the American surname may be a respelling of Scottish Ainslie.

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

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

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Ansley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ansley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ansley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Ansley Family Origin

Where is the Ansley family from?

Ansley Family Occupations

What did your Ansley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ansley family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ansley. The most common Ansley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Ansley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ansley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ansley Historical Records

What Ansley family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ansley Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ansley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ansley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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