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Atherley Name Meaning

English (Midlands):: topographic name for someone living ‘at the clearing or meadow’ from Middle English at the(r) lee (Old English æt thǣre lēage). Compare Atlee . variant of Heatherly a variant of Hatherley with loss of initial H-. The surname Atherley is also found in the West Indies (mainly Barbados) Guyana and Panama.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Adderley, Wheeley, Akeley, Thorley, Gateley, Brierley, Thornley

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Where is the Atherley family from?

You can see how Atherley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Atherley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Atherley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Atherley families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Atherley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Atherley families in 1911.
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What did your Atherley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Atherley. 50% of Atherley men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Atherley women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 646 immigration records available for the last name Atherley. 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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There are 472 military records available for the last name Atherley. For the veterans among your Atherley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Atherley lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Atherley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Atherley in 1964 was 60, and 92 in 2003.

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