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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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Where is the Hansley family from?

You can see how Hansley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hansley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hansley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Hansley families living in Missouri. This was about 28% of all the recorded Hansley's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hansley families in 1840.
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What did your Hansley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hansley. 28% of Hansley men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Hansley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hansley were Labor and Housewife.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    21%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Hansley lifespan?

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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