Walmsley Family History

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Walmsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Walmersley in Greater Manchester, which according to Ekwall is named from Old English wald ‘forest’ + mere ‘lake’ or (ge)m?re ‘boundary’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. However, it is perhaps more plausibly from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Walhm?r, meaning ‘foreign-famous’, or Waldm?r ‘rule-famous’ + Old English leah.

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

Similar surnames: Wansley, Walkley, Worsley, Ansley, Hawksley, Hansley, Willey, Wormley

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Walmsley Family Origin

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Walmsley Family Occupations

What did your Walmsley 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 Walmsley. 2% of Walmsley men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Walmsley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walmsley were Bricklayer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

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

Walmsley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Walmsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walmsley 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Walmsley. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Walmsley. For the veterans among your Walmsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walmsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Walmsley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Walmsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walmsley in 1946 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

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