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Hunsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from High and Low Hunsley in East Yorkshire, named with an unattested Old English personal name Hund ‘hound’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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


Similar surnames: Hansley, Hensley, Huntley, Hughley, Hanley, Tinsley, Hemsley, Huxley

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Where is the Hunsley family from?

You can see how Hunsley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hunsley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Hunsley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 34 Hunsley families living in Illinois. This was about 81% of all the recorded Hunsley's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hunsley families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hunsley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hunsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hunsley. 33% of Hunsley men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hunsley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hunsley were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Cook
    22%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hunsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hunsley 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 462 immigration records available for the last name Hunsley. 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 488 military records available for the last name Hunsley. For the veterans among your Hunsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hunsley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hunsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hunsley in 1950 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

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