Kearsley Family History

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Kearsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Keresley in Warwickshire, probably so named from the Old English personal name Cenhere + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Beasley, Heasley, Eardley, Keighley, Hensley, Kirkley, Marley

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Kearsley Family Origin

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Kearsley Family Occupations

What did your Kearsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kearsley occupation in the USA was Capitalist. 17% of Kearsley's were Capitalists. Capitalist, Dry Goods Merchant and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kearsley. A less common occupation for the Kearsley family was Engineer R.R..

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  • Capitalist

    17%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    17%
  • Engineer

    17%
  • Engineer R.R.

    17%

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

Kearsley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kearsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kearsley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kearsley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kearsley. For the veterans among your Kearsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kearsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Kearsley lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Kearsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kearsley in 1965 was 70, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kearsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kearsley 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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