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Hackley Family History

Hackley Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name either from a lost or unidentified place, or a variant of Hagley. Possibly a variant of German Hackler.

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


Similar surnames: Rackley, Mackley, Reckley, Halley, Hackney, Shackley, Hockley

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Where is the Hackley family from?

You can see how Hackley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hackley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hackley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Hackley families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hackley's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hackley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hackley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hackley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hackley. 25% of Hackley men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Hackley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hackley were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Hackley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hackley 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 830 immigration records available for the last name Hackley. 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 Hackley. For the veterans among your Hackley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hackley lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hackley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hackley in 1949 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

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