Hesley Family History

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Hesley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places so called, in Cumbria and Nottinghamshire, from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ (influenced by Old Norse hesli) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Hemsley, Henley, Hensley, Heasley, Wesley, Chesley, Healey, Hedley

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Hesley Family Origin

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Hesley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Glass Blower

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hesley family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Glass Blower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hesley. The most common Hesley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Hesley's were Farmers.

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Hesley Historical Records

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Hesley Life Expectancy

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