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Mackley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Mackley in Derbyshire, which may have been named in Old English as ‘Macca’s forest’, from an unattested personal name + leah ‘woodland clearing’, ‘glade’. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Donnshleibhe ‘son of Donnshleibhe’, a personal name literally meaning ‘brown hill’. Probably also an Americanized form of German Mä(g)gli (see Magley).

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


Similar surnames: Rackley, Ackley, Mackey, Markle, Hockley, Brackley, Bickley, Madeley

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Where is the Mackley family from?

You can see how Mackley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mackley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mackley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Mackley families living in Ohio. This was about 25% of all the recorded Mackley's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mackley families in 1840.
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What did your Mackley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mackley. 22% of Mackley men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Mackley women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mackley were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Nurse
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mackley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mackley. For the veterans among your Mackley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mackley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mackley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Mackley in 1950 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

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