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Bartley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bartley in Hampshire, or from Bartley Green in the West Midlands, both of which are named with Old English be(o)rc ‘birch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’; compare Barclay. Americanized spelling of German (Swabian) Bartle and the Swiss cognate Bartli.

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


Similar surnames: Barley, Hartley, Batley, Carley, Barclay, Bartle, Badley, Bailey

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Where is the Bartley family from?

You can see how Bartley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bartley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bartley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 383 Bartley families living in Lancashire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Bartley's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Bartley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bartley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bartley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bartley. 16% of Bartley men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Bartley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bartley were Builders Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    16%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bartley. 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 Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Bartley. For the veterans among your Bartley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bartley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bartley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bartley in 1944 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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