Rackley Family History

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Rackley Name Meaning

English (mainly Berkshire): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, which would derive its name from Old English hreac ‘mound’ (compare Rackham) or hraca ‘throat’, ‘gulley’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Brackley, Mackley, Ackley, Reckley, Hackley, Hockley, Walkley, Radley

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Rackley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rackley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rackley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

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Rackley Family Origin

Where is the Rackley family from?

Rackley Family Occupations

What did your Rackley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rackley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 16% of Rackley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rackley. A less common occupation for the Rackley family was Bricklayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    16%
  • Farm Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    3%

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

Rackley Historical Records

What Rackley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Rackley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rackleycensus 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Rackley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rackley. For the veterans among your Rackley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rackley Life Expectancy

What is the average Rackley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rackley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rackley in 1945 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rackley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rackley 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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