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Insley Family History

Insley Name Meaning

English: variant of Ensley .

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

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

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Where is the Insley family from?

You can see how Insley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Insley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Insley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Insley families living in Maryland. This was about 37% of all the recorded Insley's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Insley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Insley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Insley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Insley. 15% of Insley men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Insley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Insley were Waterman and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Waterman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Operator
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Insley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Insley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Insley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Insley. For the veterans among your Insley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Insley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Insley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Insley in 1945 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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