Ottley Family History

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Ottley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in West Yorkshire and Suffolk, named Otley, from an unattested Old English personal name, Otta, + leah ‘woodland’ or ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Oatley, Wortley, Batley, Betley, Oxley, Titley, Astley, Ratley

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Ottley Family Origin

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Ottley Family Occupations

What did your Ottley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ottley occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 4% of Ottley's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Ottley family was Carpenter. Annuitant, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ottley.

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  • Annuitant

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Ottley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ottley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ottley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ottley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ottley. For the veterans among your Ottley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ottley Life Expectancy

What is the average Ottley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ottley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ottley in 1952 was 53, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ottley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ottley 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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