Beckley Family History

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Beckley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex, named Beckley, from the Old English byname Becca (see Beck 4) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Altered spelling of the South German and Swiss topographic names Bächle, Bächli (see Bach 1).

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

Similar surnames: Buckley, Bickley, Checkley, Beckles, Reckley, Beckey, Beeley, Bexley

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Beckley Family Origin

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Beckley Family Occupations

What did your Beckley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Beckley. 15% of Beckley men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Beckley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckley were Plumber and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • House Painter
  • Motor Engineer
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Beckley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Beckley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckley. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Beckley. For the veterans among your Beckley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckley Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Beckley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Beckley in 1943 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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