Persley Family History

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Persley Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Persley in the Grampians.

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


Similar surnames: Pursley, Parsley, Eversley, Hemsley, Pedley, Verley, Pugsley, Densley

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Persley Family Origin

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Persley Family Occupations

What did your Persley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Persley family was Farm Laborer. The most common Persley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Persley's were Farmers. Farmer, Calker and Ditcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Persley.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Calker

    10%
  • Ditcher

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%

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

Persley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Persley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Persley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Persley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Persley. For the veterans among your Persley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Persley Life Expectancy

What is the average Persley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Persley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Persley in 1944 was 36, and 82 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Persley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Persley 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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