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Batley Family History

Batley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Batley in West Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Bata (see Batt 2) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Barley, Bagley, Bailey, Badley, Betley, Bartley, Ratley, Hatley

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Where is the Batley family from?

You can see how Batley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Batley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Batley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 667 Batley families living in Yorkshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Batley's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Batley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Batley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Batley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Batley. 8% of Batley men worked as a Builders Labourer and 70% of Batley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Batley were Farmer and Unpaid Household Duties.

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Plumber
    7%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%
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What Batley family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Batley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Batley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Batley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Batley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Batley in 1946 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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