Lashley Family History

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Lashley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lashley Hall in Lindsell, Essex, or from Latchley in Cornwall, both named from Old English læcc ‘boggy stream’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Ashley, Pashley, Lapsley, Astley, Langley, Lawley, Batley, Highley

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Lashley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lashley name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Lashley Family Origin

Where is the Lashley family from?

Lashley Family Occupations

What did your Lashley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lashley. A less common occupation for the Lashley family was Laborer. The most common Lashley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Lashley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Lashley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Lashley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lashley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lashley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lashley. For the veterans among your Lashley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lashley Life Expectancy

What is the average Lashley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Lashley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lashley in 1951 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lashley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lashley 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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