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Pixley Name Meaning

Probably an English habitational name from places so called in Herefordshire and Shropshire, the former being named in Old English with the personal name Peoht + leah ‘woodland’, ‘clearing in a wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Pilley, Willey, Huxley, Tilley, Gidley, Loxley, Iley, Wigley, Oxley

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Where is the Pixley family from?

You can see how Pixley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pixley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pixley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Pixley families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Pixley's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pixley families in 1840.
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What did your Pixley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pixley. 22% of Pixley men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Pixley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pixley were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pixley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pixley. For the veterans among your Pixley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pixley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pixley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pixley in 1944 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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