Lockley Family History

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Lockley Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from some minor place, such as Lockleywood in Hinstock, Shropshire, which is named from Old English loc(a) ‘enclosure’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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

Similar surnames: Hockley, Loxley, Oakley, Bickley, Rackley, Beckley, Buckley, Shockley

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Lockley Family Origin

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Lockley Family Occupations

What did your Lockley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lockley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Lockley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lockley family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lockley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Lockley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Lockley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lockleycensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lockley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lockley. For the veterans among your Lockley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lockley Life Expectancy

What is the average Lockley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lockley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Lockley in 1950 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lockley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lockley 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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