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Lindsley Name Meaning

English (Durham and Yorkshire): perhaps an altered form of Lindley or Lindsay or possibly and amalgamation of the two in places where both surnames were present.

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


Similar surnames: Lindley, Linsley, Lindsey, Kinsley, Winkley, Linsey, Lingley

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Where is the Lindsley family from?

You can see how Lindsley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lindsley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lindsley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 68 Lindsley families living in New York. This was about 49% of all the recorded Lindsley's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lindsley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lindsley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lindsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lindsley. 18% of Lindsley men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Lindsley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lindsley were Manager and Secretary. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Secretary
    6%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Lindsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lindsley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lindsley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lindsley. For the veterans among your Lindsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lindsley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lindsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Lindsley in 1950 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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