Osley Family History

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Osley Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Osterley in Middlesex, named with Old English eowestre ‘sheepfold’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Bosley, Oxley, Onley, Mosley, Ousley, Coley, Godley, Boxley, Ashley

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Osley Family Origin

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Osley Family Occupations

What did your Osley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Osley. 25% of Osley men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Osley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osley were Farm Labor and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Cook
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Osley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Osley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osley 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 336 immigration records available for the last name Osley. 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 336 military records available for the last name Osley. For the veterans among your Osley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osley Life Expectancy

What is the average Osley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Osley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Osley in 1961 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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