History of your Surname
Get access to Bexley family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Bexley Family History

Bexley Surname Meaning

English (Surrey and London): habitational name from Bexley in Kent (now Bexleyheath in Greater London) or Bexhill in Sussex both of which were named from Old English byxe ‘box tree’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Boxley, Beeley, Betley, Exley, Bodley, Beckley, Batley, Oxley, Bewley

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Bexley family from?

You can see how Bexley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bexley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bexley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 3 Bexley families living in New Brunswick. This was about 43% of all the recorded Bexley's in Canada. New Brunswick and 1 other province had the highest population of Bexley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bexley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bexley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bexley. 29% of Bexley men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Bexley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bexley were Labor and Office Work. .

View Census Data for Bexley | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • House Work
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Work
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Bexley family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bexley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bexley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Bexley

Passenger Lists

There are 163 immigration records available for the last name Bexley. 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.

View all Bexley immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 384 military records available for the last name Bexley. For the veterans among your Bexley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Bexley military records

You've only scratched the surface of Bexley family history

Discover More

What is the average Bexley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bexley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bexley in 1953 was 48, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bexley

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Bexley family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Bexley last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial