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Otley Family History

Otley Surname Meaning

English: variant of Ottley .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Oatley, Otey, Olley, Mozley, Roley, Seley, Tiley, Rolley, Okey

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Where is the Otley family from?

You can see how Otley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Otley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Otley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 176 Otley families living in Yorkshire. This was about 43% of all the recorded Otley's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Otley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Otley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Otley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Otley. 50% of Otley men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Otley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Otley were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Otley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Otley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 861 immigration records available for the last name Otley. 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 711 military records available for the last name Otley. For the veterans among your Otley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Otley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Otley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Otley in 1943 was 22, and 88 in 2004.

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