Eckersley Family History

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Eckersley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a lost place in the parish of Leigh, near Wigan, probably so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ecgheard (see Eckert) or Ecghere + Old English leah ‘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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Eckersley Family Origin

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Eckersley Family Occupations

What did your Eckersley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Eckersley family was Keeping House. The most common Eckersley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Eckersley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labour and Keep House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eckersley.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labour

  • Keep House

  • Keeping House


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Eckersley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Eckersley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eckersley 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 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 Card

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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Eckersley Life Expectancy

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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