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Bexley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bexley (now Bexleyheath in Greater London), which was named from Old English byxe ‘box tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Boxley, Beeley, Betley, Exley, Bodley, Beckley, Batley, Oxley, Bewley

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Where is the Bexley family from?

You can see how Bexley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bexley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bexley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Bexley families living in Georgia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bexley's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Bexley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bexley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bexley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bexley. 29% of Bexley men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Bexley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bexley were Labor and Office Work. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Truck Driver
    18%
  • Labor
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • House Work
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Office Work
    20%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bexley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bexley 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 163 immigration records available for the last name Bexley. 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 384 military records available for the last name Bexley. For the veterans among your Bexley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bexley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bexley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bexley in 1953 was 48, and 91 in 2004.

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