Huntley Family History

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Huntley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, so named from Old English hunta ‘hunter’ (perhaps a byname (see Hunt) + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’). Scottish: habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders), with the same etymology as in 1. Huntly in Aberdeenshire was named for a medieval Earl of Huntly (who took his title from the Borders place); it is not the source of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Hunsley, Hartley, Heatley, Hughley, Huxley, Utley, Dunkley, Hansley

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Huntley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Huntley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Huntley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Huntley Family Origin

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Huntley Family Occupations

What did your Huntley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Huntley family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Huntley. The most common Huntley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Huntley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Huntley Historical Records

What Huntley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Huntley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huntley 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Huntley. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Huntley. For the veterans among your Huntley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Huntley Life Expectancy

What is the average Huntley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Huntley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Huntley in 1942 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Huntley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Huntley 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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