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Insley Name Meaning

English (Midlands): habitational name from an unidentified place, most probably in Staffordshire. It may be from a lost place named in Old English as Inesleah, the first element being the Old English personal name Ine + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Alternatively, it could be a variant of the Devon name Endsley, although the distribution makes this unlikely.

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


Similar surnames: Ansley, Ilsley, Tinsley, Kinsley, Iley, Linsley, Winkley, Ingle

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Insley Family Origin

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Insley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Sailor

    5%

In 1880, the most common Insley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Insley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Insley family was Sailor. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Insley.

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Insley Life Expectancy

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