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Ainslie Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Ansley in Warwickshire or Annesley in Nottinghamshire (see Ansley). The modern surname is found chiefly in the border regions of Scotland and northern England, having been taken north from England to Scotland in the Middle Ages, probably by a Norman baron.

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

Similar surnames: Ansley, Angle, Linsley, Emslie, Fairlie, Leslie, Finkle, Tingle

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Where is the Ainslie family from?

You can see how Ainslie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ainslie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ainslie families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 73 Ainslie families living in Northumberland. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ainslie's in the UK. Northumberland had the highest population of Ainslie families in 1891.
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What did your Ainslie ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ainslie. 25% of Ainslie men worked as a General Labourer and 84% of Ainslie women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ainslie were Police Constable and Householder.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Police Constable

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Householder
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ainslie. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ainslie. For the veterans among your Ainslie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ainslie lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ainslie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ainslie in 1950 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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