Ainslie Family History

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Ainslie Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Ansley in Warwickshire or Annesley in Nottinghamshire (see Ansley). The modern surname is found chiefly in the border regions of Scotland and northern England, having been taken north from England to Scotland in the Middle Ages, probably by a Norman baron.

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

Similar surnames: Ansley, Angle, Linsley, Emslie, Fairlie, Leslie, Finkle, Tingle

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Ainslie Family Origin

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Ainslie Family Occupations

What did your Ainslie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ainslie family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Ainslie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Ainslie's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ainslie.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Carpenter

  • Cabinet Maker


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Ainslie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Ainslie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ainslie 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ainslie. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ainslie. For the veterans among your Ainslie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ainslie Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ainslie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ainslie in 1950 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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