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Ousley Family History

Ousley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Oversley in Arrow (Warwickshire). The etymology of the placename is uncertain; it may be from the Old English personal name Ofe + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ with forms in -r- due to association of the first element with Old English ōfer ‘bank’ and uferra ‘higher upper’. Alternatively from Ouseley in Aston Eyre (Shropshire).

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

Similar surnames: Housley, Osley, Huxley, Sousley, Dudley, Hussey, Oakley, Causley

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Where is the Ousley family from?

You can see how Ousley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ousley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ousley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Ousley families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Ousley's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Ousley families in 1840.
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What did your Ousley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ousley. 27% of Ousley men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Ousley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ousley were Salesman and Farmer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 526 immigration records available for the last name Ousley. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ousley. For the veterans among your Ousley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ousley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ousley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ousley in 1951 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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