Anstey Family History

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Anstey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the dozen places in England called Anstey or Ansty, from Old English anstiga, a compound of an ‘one’ + stig ‘path’, denoting a short stretch of road forking at both ends. The surname is found principally in Somerset and the West Country.

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


Similar surnames: Ansley, Astley, Anstead, Antley, Wansley, Apsey, Tansley, Hansley

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Anstey Family Origin

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Anstey Family Occupations

What did your Anstey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Anstey occupation in Canada was School. 40% of Anstey's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Anstey family was Shoemaker. School, Butcher and Plumber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Anstey.

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  • School

    40%
  • Butcher

    20%
  • Plumber

    20%
  • Shoemaker

    20%

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

Anstey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Anstey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anstey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Anstey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Anstey. For the veterans among your Anstey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Anstey Life Expectancy

What is the average Anstey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Anstey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Anstey in 1952 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Anstey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Anstey 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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