Ainley Family History

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Ainley Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Ainley Top, near Huddersfield West Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Tinley, Ailey, Tenley, Tinsley, Cilley, Willey, Iley, Linsley, Mailey

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Ainley Family Origin

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Ainley Family Occupations

What did your Ainley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Woollen Weaver, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ainley. A less common occupation for the Ainley family was Grocer. The most common Ainley occupation in the UK was Woollen Weaver. 5% of Ainley's were Woollen Weavers.

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  • Woollen Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Grocer


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

Ainley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Ainley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ainley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ainley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Ainley Life Expectancy

What is the average Ainley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ainley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Ainley in 1956 was 59, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ainley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ainley 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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