Dunkley Family History

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Dunkley Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation, possibly a habitational name from Dinckley in Lancashire, recorded in 1246 as Dunkythele and Dinkedelay, and probably named with an old British name, composed of elements meaning ‘fort’ + ‘wood’, with the addition of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. In the British Isles the surname is now most common in Northamptonshire.

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

Similar surnames: Dudley, Winkley, Buckley, Bunkley, Huntley, Dingley, Durley, Denley

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Dunkley Family Origin

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Dunkley Family Occupations

What did your Dunkley 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 Dunkley. 2% of Dunkley men worked as a General Labourer and 55% of Dunkley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunkley were Farmer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

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

Dunkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Dunkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunkley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunkley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dunkley. For the veterans among your Dunkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunkley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dunkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Dunkley in 1959 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunkley

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