Osley Family History

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Osley Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Osterley in Middlesex, named with Old English eowestre ‘sheepfold’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Bosley, Oxley, Onley, Mosley, Ousley, Coley, Godley, Boxley, Ashley

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Osley Family Origin

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Osley Family Occupations

What did your Osley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Osley family was Labourer. The most common Osley occupation in the UK was Gen Lab. 33% of Osley's were Gen Labs. Gen Lab and House Decorator were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Osley.

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  • Gen Lab

  • House Decorator

  • Labourer


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

Osley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Osley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osley 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 336 immigration records available for the last name Osley. 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 336 military records available for the last name Osley. For the veterans among your Osley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Osley Life Expectancy

What is the average Osley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Osley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Osley in 1961 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Osley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Osley 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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