Apley Family History

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Apley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places in Lincolnshire and Shropshire (Apley) or the Isle of Wight and Somerset (Appley), named with Old English æppel ‘apple’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Apsey, Tapley, Ashley, Manley, Batley, Hanley, Hatley, Coley, Adley

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Apley Family Origin

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Apley Family Occupations

What did your Apley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farm Labourer and Marine Store Dealer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Apley. A less common occupation for the Apley family was Show Woman. The most common Apley occupation in the UK was Farm Labourer. 33% of Apley's were Farm Labourers.

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  • Farm Labourer

  • Marine Store Dealer

  • Show Woman


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

Apley Historical Records

What Apley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Apley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apley 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 173 immigration records available for the last name Apley. 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 408 military records available for the last name Apley. For the veterans among your Apley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Apley Life Expectancy

What is the average Apley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Apley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Apley in 1963 was 71, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Apley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Apley 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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