Ilsley Family History

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Ilsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the villages of East and West Ilsley on the Berkshire Downs, named from Old English Hild (a short form of various personal names containing the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Insley, Kinsley, Willey, Iley, Mosley, Bosley, Ansley, Tilley, Osley

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Ilsley Family Origin

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Ilsley Family Occupations

What did your Ilsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ilsley. The most common Ilsley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Ilsley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Ilsley family was Baker.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Baker


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Ilsley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ilsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ilsley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ilsley. 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 Ilsley. For the veterans among your Ilsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ilsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Ilsley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ilsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ilsley in 1958 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ilsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ilsley 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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