Walkley Family History

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Walkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Walkley in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, named with an unattested Old English personal name Walca + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Wansley, Winkley, Walmsley, Halley, Willey, Chalkley, Rackley, Oakley

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Walkley Family Origin

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Walkley Family Occupations

What did your Walkley 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 Walkley. 3% of Walkley men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Walkley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walkley were Capstan Lathe Hand and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Bus Driver
  • Capstan Lathe Hand

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Walkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Walkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walkley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Walkley. 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 Walkley. For the veterans among your Walkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Walkley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Walkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Walkley in 1958 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walkley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walkley 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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