Astley Family History

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Astley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Warwickshire named Astley, from Old English east ‘east’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. There are several other places in western and northwestern England so named, but the modern surname seems to be particularly associated with the one in Warwickshire. See also Astle.

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

Similar surnames: Ashley, Astle, Antley, Ansley, Audley, Lashley, Akeley, Batley

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Astley Family Origin

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Astley Family Occupations

What did your Astley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Astley family was Painter. The most common Astley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Astley's were Farmers. Farmer and M. D. were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Astley.

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  • Farmer

  • M. D.

  • Painter


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Astley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Astley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Astley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Astley. 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 Astley. For the veterans among your Astley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Astley Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Astley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Astley in 1941 was 38, and 60 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Astley 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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