Atherley Family History

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Atherley Name Meaning

English (Midlands and Lancashire): topographic name for someone living ‘at the clearing or meadow’, Middle English ater lee (from Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’). Compare Atlee. This name is also well established in Barbados.

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

Similar surnames: Adderley, Wheeley, Akeley, Thorley, Gateley, Brierley, Thornley

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Atherley Family Origin

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Atherley Family Occupations

What did your Atherley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Bakers Assistant and Beerseller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atherley. The most common Atherley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Atherley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Atherley family was Brass Fitter (Lock Furniture).

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bakers Assistant

  • Beerseller

  • Brass Fitter (Lock Furniture)


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Atherley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Atherley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atherley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Atherley. 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 Atherley. For the veterans among your Atherley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atherley Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Atherley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Atherley in 1964 was 60, and 92 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Atherley

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