Risley Family History

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Risley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Risley in Derbyshire and Lancashire or Riseley in Bedfordshire and Berkshire, all so named from Old English hris ‘brushwood’ + leah ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Riley, Ridley, Ripley, Brisley, Grimley, Willey, Tilley, Brimley

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Risley Family Origin

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Risley Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Bagman

    4%

In 1880, the most common Risley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Risley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Risley. A less common occupation for the Risley family was Bagman.

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Risley Historical Records

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Risley Life Expectancy

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