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Walmsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Walmersley in Greater Manchester, which according to Ekwall is named from Old English wald ‘forest’ + mere ‘lake’ or (ge)m?re ‘boundary’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. However, it is perhaps more plausibly from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Walhm?r, meaning ‘foreign-famous’, or Waldm?r ‘rule-famous’ + Old English leah.

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


Similar surnames: Wansley, Walkley, Worsley, Ansley, Hawksley, Hansley, Willey, Wormley

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Walmsley Family Origin

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Walmsley Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Walmsley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Walmsley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Walmsley family was Merchant. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walmsley.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Merchant

    4%

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Walmsley Historical Records

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Walmsley Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Walmsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walmsley in 1946 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

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