Bartley Family History

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Bartley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bartley in Hampshire, or from Bartley Green in the West Midlands, both of which are named with Old English be(o)rc ‘birch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’; compare Barclay. Americanized spelling of German (Swabian) Bartle and the Swiss cognate Bartli.

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

Similar surnames: Barley, Hartley, Batley, Carley, Barclay, Bartle, Badley, Bailey

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Bartley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bartley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bartley. 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


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bartley Family Origin

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Bartley Family Occupations

What did your Bartley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bartley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bartley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bartley family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bartley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Bartley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Bartley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bartley 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bartley. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Bartley. For the veterans among your Bartley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bartley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bartley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bartley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bartley in 1944 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bartley 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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