Hansley Family History

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Hansley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Annesley Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire, or from Ansley in Warwickshire. The first is named from an unattested Old English personal name An + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. (The affix Woodhouse is a later, medieval addition.) The second is from Old English ansetl ‘hermitage’ + leah.

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

Similar surnames: Ansley, Hanley, Wansley, Hensley, Hunsley, Tansley, Insley, Hawksley

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Hansley Family Origin

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Hansley Family Occupations

What did your Hansley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hansley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Hansley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hansley. A less common occupation for the Hansley family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm


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Hansley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hansley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansley 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 577 immigration records available for the last name Hansley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hansley. For the veterans among your Hansley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hansley Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hansley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hansley in 1949 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hansley 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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