Insley Family History

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Insley Name Meaning

English (Midlands): habitational name from an unidentified place, most probably in Staffordshire. It may be from a lost place named in Old English as Inesleah, the first element being the Old English personal name Ine + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Alternatively, it could be a variant of the Devon name Endsley, although the distribution makes this unlikely.

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

Similar surnames: Ansley, Ilsley, Tinsley, Kinsley, Iley, Linsley, Winkley, Ingle

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Insley Family Origin

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Insley Family Occupations

What did your Insley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Insley. 2% of Insley men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 57% of Insley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Insley were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
  • Horseman On Farm
  • Incapacitated
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant

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

Insley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Insley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Insley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Insley. 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 Insley. For the veterans among your Insley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Insley Life Expectancy

What is the average Insley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Insley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Insley in 1945 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Insley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Insley 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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