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Castley Family History

Castley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Castle, Astley, Cantley, Castles, Costley, Hartley, Pashley, Caley

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Where is the Castley family from?

You can see how Castley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Castley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 11 Castley families living in Westmorland. This was about 34% of all the recorded Castley's in the UK. Westmorland had the highest population of Castley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Castley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Castley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Castley. 90% of Castley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic 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

  • Joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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What Castley family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Castley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castley 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 483 immigration records available for the last name Castley. 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 179 military records available for the last name Castley. For the veterans among your Castley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castley lifespan?

Between 1967 and 1989, in the United States, Castley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Castley in 1967 was 64, and 74 in 1989.

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