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Beeley Family History

Beeley Surname Meaning

English:: habitational name from Beeley in Derbyshire which is named with the Old English personal names Bēage (female) or Bēga (male) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Occasionally the name may be from Beeleigh in Essex or Beoley in Worcestershire though evidence for this is hard to find. variant of Bealey a habitational name from Belleigh in Dartington Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Betley, Bexley, Seeley, Batley, Berkeley, Bewley, Berley, Tenley

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Where is the Beeley family from?

You can see how Beeley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beeley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beeley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Beeley families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Beeley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Beeley families in 1911.
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What did your Beeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Beeley. 16% of Beeley men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Beeley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beeley were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Window Cleaner
    7%
  • Bank Clerk
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Beeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beeley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 873 immigration records available for the last name Beeley. 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 Cards

There are 823 military records available for the last name Beeley. For the veterans among your Beeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beeley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Beeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Beeley in 1962 was 81, and 87 in 2004.

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