Hemsley Family History

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Hemsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Helmsley. The names are of different etymologies: the one near Rievaulx Abbey is from the Old English personal name Helm + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, whereas Upper Helmsley, near York, is from the Old English personal name Hemele + Old English eg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century.

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

Similar surnames: Hensley, Hesley, Heasley, Healey, Chesley, Hansley, Heatley, Emley

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Hemsley Family Origin

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Hemsley Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hemsley. 26% of Hemsley men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Hemsley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hemsley were Truck Driver and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • House Work
  • Secretary

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hemsley Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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

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Hemsley Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hemsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hemsley in 1954 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

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