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Eckersley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Eckersley a lost place in the parish of Leigh near Wigan Lancashire probably so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ecgheard (see Eckert ) or Ecghere + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Eversley, Chesley, Kearsley, Hensley, Everley, Ackerley, Kirkley

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Where is the Eckersley family from?

You can see how Eckersley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eckersley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Eckersley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 9 Eckersley families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Eckersley's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Eckersley families in 1880.
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What did your Eckersley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eckersley. 15% of Eckersley men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Eckersley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eckersley were Shipping Clerk and Assembler. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Mechanic
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Assembler
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Eckersley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Eckersley. For the veterans among your Eckersley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eckersley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Eckersley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Eckersley in 1957 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

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