Wensley Family History

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Wensley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Wansley, Densley, Bensley, Hensley, Wesley, Hemsley, Winkley

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Wensley Family Origin

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Wensley Family Occupations

What did your Wensley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wensley. 13% of Wensley men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Wensley women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wensley were Farmer and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Executive
    4%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wensley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Wensley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wensley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wensley. 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 776 military records available for the last name Wensley. For the veterans among your Wensley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wensley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wensley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Wensley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wensley in 1961 was 33, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wensley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wensley 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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