Housley Family History

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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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Housley Family Origin

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Housley Family Occupations

What did your Housley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Housley. A less common occupation for the Housley family was Farming. The most common Housley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Housley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Housley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Housley Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Housley Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Housley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Housley 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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