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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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Where is the Bardsley family from?

You can see how Bardsley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bardsley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bardsley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Bardsley families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bardsley's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Bardsley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bardsley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bardsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bardsley. 17% of Bardsley men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Bardsley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bardsley were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 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 Cards

There are 3,000 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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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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