Masley Family History

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Masley Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Ukrainian Maslij or Polish Maslej, from maslo ‘butter’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a dairyman or perhaps a nickname for a fat person.

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

Similar surnames: Maslak, Pasley, Axley, Massey, Easley, Manley, Magley, Maley, Mailey

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Masley Family Origin

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Masley Family Occupations

What did your Masley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Masley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Masley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Masley. A less common occupation for the Masley family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Hand

  • Farming


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

Masley Historical Records

What Masley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Masley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masley 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 604 immigration records available for the last name Masley. 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 735 military records available for the last name Masley. For the veterans among your Masley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Masley Life Expectancy

What is the average Masley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Masley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Masley in 1953 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Masley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Masley 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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