Billingsley Family History

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Billingsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Shropshire named Billingsley, from Old English Billingesleah, probably ‘clearing (Old English leah) near a sword-shaped hill’ (see Bill).

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


Similar surnames: Billington, Kingsley, Dillinger, Billing, Billingham, Bingley

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Billingsley Family Origin

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Billingsley Family Occupations

What did your Billingsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Billingsley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 58% of Billingsley's were Farmers. Farmer, Watchmaker and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Billingsley. A less common occupation for the Billingsley family was Jeweller.

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Watchmaker

    17%
  • Harness Maker

    8%
  • Jeweller

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Billingsley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Billingsley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Billingsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Billingsley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Billingsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Billingsley in 1942 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Billingsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Billingsley 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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