Anstey Family History

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Anstey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the dozen places in England called Anstey or Ansty, from Old English anstiga, a compound of an ‘one’ + stig ‘path’, denoting a short stretch of road forking at both ends. The surname is found principally in Somerset and the West Country.

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

Similar surnames: Ansley, Astley, Anstead, Antley, Wansley, Apsey, Tansley, Hansley

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Anstey Family Origin

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Anstey Family Occupations

What did your Anstey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Anstey. 4% of Anstey men worked as a Farmer and 49% of Anstey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anstey were Cowman and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cowman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Household Duties

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

Anstey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Anstey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anstey 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 Anstey. 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 Anstey. For the veterans among your Anstey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Anstey Life Expectancy

What is the average Anstey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Anstey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Anstey in 1952 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Anstey

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