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Pashley Name Meaning

habitational name from Pashley in the parish of Ticehurst, Sussex, named with an unattested Old English personal name Pæcca or Pacca (see Packham) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. A district of Eastbourne, Sussex, bearing this name derives it from the surname; a family called Pashley had moved there from Ticehurst by the later part of the 13th century. possibly a variant of Parsley. The surname now occurs chiefly in southern Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Ashley, Lashley, Paley, Pasley, Padley, Manley, Astley, Highley

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Where is the Pashley family from?

You can see how Pashley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pashley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pashley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 781 Pashley families living in Yorkshire. This was about 61% of all the recorded Pashley's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Pashley families in 1891.
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What did your Pashley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pashley. 15% of Pashley men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Pashley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pashley were Retired and Housewife.

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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
    15%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Joiner
    5%
  • Retired
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pashley. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pashley. For the veterans among your Pashley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pashley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Pashley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pashley in 1958 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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