Watley Family History

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Watley Name Meaning

English: variant of Whatley.

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

Similar surnames: Wattley, Whatley, Wakley, Oatley, Walley, Gatley, Matley, Matney

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Watley Family Origin

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Watley Family Occupations

What did your Watley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Insurance Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Watley. 5% of Watley men worked as an Insurance Agent and 43% of Watley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Watley were Builders Labourer and Casual Labour

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Insurance Agent
  • Bartrimmer (steelworks)
  • Boot shoe Repairer (own Account)
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Burringhs Typewriter Accounting Machine Operator
  • Casual Labour

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

Watley Historical Records

What Watley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Watley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watley 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 Watley. 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 Watley. For the veterans among your Watley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watley Life Expectancy

What is the average Watley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Watley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Watley in 1944 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Watley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Watley 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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