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Costley Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Costello.

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

Similar surnames: Cokley, Coonley, Costlow, Cokeley, Cotney, Corley, Colley, Cooley

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Where is the Costley family from?

You can see how Costley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Costley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Costley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 52 Costley families living in Lancashire. This was about 47% of all the recorded Costley's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Costley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Costley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Costley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Costley. 95% of Costley 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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Home Dom Duties
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Costley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Costley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Costley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Costley. For the veterans among your Costley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Costley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Costley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Costley in 1941 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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