Hesley Family History

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Hesley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places so called, in Cumbria and Nottinghamshire, from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ (influenced by Old Norse hesli) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Hemsley, Henley, Hensley, Heasley, Wesley, Chesley, Healey, Hedley

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Hesley Family Origin

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Hesley Family Occupations

What did your Hesley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, File Cutter and Mantle Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hesley. The most common Hesley occupation in the UK was File Cutter. 50% of Hesley's were File Cutters.

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  • File Cutter

  • Mantle Maker


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

Hesley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hesley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hesley 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 580 immigration records available for the last name Hesley. 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 620 military records available for the last name Hesley. For the veterans among your Hesley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hesley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hesley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hesley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hesley in 1963 was 67, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hesley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hesley 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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