Otley Family History

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Otley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ottley.

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

Similar surnames: Oatley, Otey, Olley, Mozley, Roley, Seley, Tiley, Rolley, Okey

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Otley Family Origin

Where is the Otley family from?

Otley Family Occupations

What did your Otley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Otley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Otley's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Otley. A less common occupation for the Otley family was Lumber Dealer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Lumber Dealer


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

Otley Historical Records

What Otley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Otley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Otley 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 861 immigration records available for the last name Otley. 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 711 military records available for the last name Otley. For the veterans among your Otley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Otley Life Expectancy

What is the average Otley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Otley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Otley in 1943 was 22, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Otley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Otley 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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