Bardsley Family History

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Bardsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bardsley in Lancashire, so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Beornred (composed of the elements beorn ‘young warrior’ + r?d ‘counsel’, ‘advice’) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Barley, Badley, Mawdsley, Bordley, Brisley, Farnsley, Bartley

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Bardsley Family Origin

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Bardsley Family Occupations

What did your Bardsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bardsley family was Machinist. The most common Bardsley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Bardsley's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Works In Cotton Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bardsley.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Works In Cotton Mill

  • Machinist


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Bardsley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bardsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bardsley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bardsley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bardsley. For the veterans among your Bardsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bardsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bardsley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bardsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bardsley in 1952 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bardsley 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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