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Lashley Family History

Lashley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lashley Hall in Lindsell, Essex, or from Latchley in Cornwall, both named from Old English læcc ‘boggy stream’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Ashley, Pashley, Lapsley, Astley, Langley, Lawley, Batley, Highley

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Where is the Lashley family from?

You can see how Lashley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lashley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lashley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 56 Lashley families living in Hampshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Lashley's in the UK. Hampshire had the highest population of Lashley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lashley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lashley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Carter Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lashley. 34% of Lashley men worked as a Farm Carter Heavy Worker and 97% of Lashley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lashley were Miner Main Hoppers Above and Tailoress.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Carter Heavy Worker
  • Farmworker
  • Miner Main Hoppers Above

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Tailoress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lashley. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Lashley. For the veterans among your Lashley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lashley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Lashley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lashley in 1951 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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