Darnley Family History

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Darnley Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Darnlee or Darnley, an estate in southwestern Glasgow.

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


Similar surnames: Darney, Carnley, Darley, Turnley, Darsey, Varley, Burnley, Farnsley

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Darnley Family Origin

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Darnley Family Occupations

What did your Darnley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Darnley occupation in the UK was Spirit Merchant. 5% of Darnley's were Spirit Merchants. Spirit Merchant, Actor and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darnley. A less common occupation for the Darnley family was Butcher.

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  • Spirit Merchant

    5%
  • Actor

    3%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    3%
  • Butcher

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Darnley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Darnley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Darnley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darnley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Darnley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Darnley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Darnley. For the veterans among your Darnley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darnley Life Expectancy

What is the average Darnley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Darnley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Darnley in 1959 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darnley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darnley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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