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Housley Family History

Housley Name Meaning

English (mainly South Yorkshire): habitational name from Housley Hall in Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire, a compound of Old English hus ‘house’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Ousley, Horsley, Hulley, Huxley, Hockley, Hansley, Worsley, Hussey

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Where is the Housley family from?

You can see how Housley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Housley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Housley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Housley families living in Tennessee. This was about 25% of all the recorded Housley's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Housley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Housley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Housley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Housley. 25% of Housley men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Housley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Housley were Salesman and Laborer.

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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
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Housley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Housley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Housley. 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 Housley. For the veterans among your Housley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Housley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Housley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Housley in 1945 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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