Kingsley Family History

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Kingsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in Cheshire, Hampshire, and Staffordshire. These are all named in Old English as cyningesleah ‘the woodland clearing (Old English leah) of the king (cyning)’.

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

Similar surnames: Kinsley, Insley, Dingley, Bingley, Hensley, Ansley, Kirkley, Hansley

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Kingsley Family Origin

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Kingsley Family Occupations

What did your Kingsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kingsley. The most common Kingsley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Kingsley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kingsley family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Kingsley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kingsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Kingsley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kingsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kingsley in 1940 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kingsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kingsley 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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