Hughley Family History

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Hughley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so called in Shropshire, named in Old English with the element leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’; the Middle English personal name Hugh (see Hugh) was prefixed to this in the 12th century, to indicate ownership. Possibly an altered spelling of German Hügli (see Hugley).

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

Similar surnames: Highley, Huxley, Huntley, Hunsley, Keighley, Hurley, Hagley, Hulley

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Hughley Family Origin

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Hughley Family Occupations

What did your Hughley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hughley. A less common occupation for the Hughley family was Farms. The most common Hughley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Hughley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Farms


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

Hughley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hughley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hughley 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 164 immigration records available for the last name Hughley. 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 644 military records available for the last name Hughley. For the veterans among your Hughley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hughley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hughley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hughley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hughley in 1944 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hughley 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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