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Meanley Family History

Meanley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Manley, Meaney, Mealey, Hanley, Henley, Medley, Marley, Heaney

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Where is the Meanley family from?

You can see how Meanley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meanley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meanley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Meanley families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Meanley's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Meanley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meanley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meanley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Teacher was the top reported job for people in the US named Meanley. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Meanley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meanley 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 127 immigration records available for the last name Meanley. 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 164 military records available for the last name Meanley. For the veterans among your Meanley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meanley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Meanley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Meanley in 1959 was 32, and 83 in 2003.

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