Hindley Family History

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Hindley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Manchester, so named from Old English hind ‘female deer’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Hindle, Lindley, Windley, Ridley, Highley, Hanley, Finkley, Gidley

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Hindley Family Origin

Where is the Hindley family from?

Hindley Family Occupations

What did your Hindley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hindley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Hindley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Hindley family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hindley.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Carter

  • Labourer


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

Hindley Historical Records

What Hindley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Hindley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hindley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hindley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hindley. For the veterans among your Hindley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hindley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hindley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hindley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Hindley in 1945 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hindley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hindley 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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