Huxley Family History

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Huxley Name Meaning

English (mainly Shropshire): habitational name from a place in Cheshire, which is probably so called from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Hucc or from Old English husc, hux ‘insult’, ‘taunt’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Hulley, Hurley, Pixley, Harley, Hanley, Ousley, Dudley, Chumley

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Huxley Family Origin

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Huxley Family Occupations

What did your Huxley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Huxley family was Laundress. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Huxley. The most common Huxley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Huxley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Laundress


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Huxley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Huxley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huxley 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 Huxley. 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 Huxley. For the veterans among your Huxley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Huxley Life Expectancy

What is the average Huxley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Huxley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Huxley in 1956 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Huxley

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