Kearsley Family History

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Kearsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Keresley in Warwickshire, probably so named from the Old English personal name Cenhere + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Beasley, Heasley, Eardley, Keighley, Hensley, Kirkley, Marley

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Kearsley Family Origin

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Kearsley Family Occupations

What did your Kearsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Bricklayer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kearsley. A less common occupation for the Kearsley family was Butcher. The most common Kearsley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Kearsley's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Bricklayer

  • Grocer

  • Butcher


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

Kearsley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kearsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kearsley 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 Kearsley. 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 983 military records available for the last name Kearsley. For the veterans among your Kearsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kearsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Kearsley lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Kearsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kearsley in 1965 was 70, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kearsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kearsley 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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