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Lingley Family History

Lingley Name Meaning

English: variant of Lindley .

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

Similar surnames: Linley, Longley, Lindley, Lindly, Linsley, Hinkley, Pingley, Bingley

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Where is the Lingley family from?

You can see how Lingley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lingley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lingley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Lingley families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lingley's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Lingley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lingley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lingley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lingley. 14% of Lingley men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Lingley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lingley were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Lingley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lingley 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 Lingley. 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 737 military records available for the last name Lingley. For the veterans among your Lingley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lingley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Lingley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lingley in 1963 was 83, and 50 in 2003.

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