Balsley Family History

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Balsley Name Meaning

Probably of German origin: an Americanized spelling of Swabian Bälzle or Swiss Balzli, both of which are from pet forms of the personal name Balthasar (see Baltazar).

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


Similar surnames: Bartley, Alley, Balser, Bliley, Barley, Basey, Salley, Masley

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Balsley Family Origin

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Balsley Family Occupations

What did your Balsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balsley. A less common occupation for the Balsley family was Blacksmith. The most common Balsley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Balsley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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Balsley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Balsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Balsley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Balsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Balsley in 1954 was 51, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balsley 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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