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Shackley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Shackerley or Shakerley in Lancashire, so named from Old English sceacere ‘robber’ + leah ‘clearing in a wood’, ‘glade’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Shockley, Hockley, Mackley, Brackley, Chalkley, Checkley, Rackley

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Where is the Shackley family from?

You can see how Shackley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shackley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shackley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Shackley families living in Maine. This was about 65% of all the recorded Shackley's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Shackley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shackley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shackley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shackley. 28% of Shackley men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Shackley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shackley were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Shackley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shackley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 808 immigration records available for the last name Shackley. 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 Cards

There are 883 military records available for the last name Shackley. For the veterans among your Shackley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shackley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Shackley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Shackley in 1960 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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