Matley Family History

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Matley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Matley, in particular Matley in Greater Manchester, Matley Heath and Matley Wood in Hampshire, or Matley Moor in Derbyshire.

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

Similar surnames: Marley, Mailey, Hatley, Manley, Ratley, Oatley, Hanley, Batley, Matey

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Matley Family Origin

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Matley Family Occupations

What did your Matley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Matley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Matley's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Blacksmith and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Matley. A less common occupation for the Matley family was Draper.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Blacksmith

  • Carter

  • Draper


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

Matley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Matley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matley 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 743 immigration records available for the last name Matley. 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 931 military records available for the last name Matley. For the veterans among your Matley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Matley Life Expectancy

What is the average Matley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Matley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Matley in 1960 was 76, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Matley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Matley 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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