Crossley Family History

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Crossley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire named Crossley, from Old English cros ‘cross’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Cropley, Cooksley, Bromley, Coley, Comley, Cossey, Ousley, Crossman

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Crossley Family Origin

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Crossley Family Occupations

What did your Crossley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Crossley family was Fisherman. The most common Crossley occupation in Canada was Merchant. 11% of Crossley's were Merchants. Merchant, Farmer and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crossley.

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  • Merchant

    11%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Seaman

    9%
  • Fisherman

    6%

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

Crossley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Crossley Life Expectancy

What is the average Crossley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Crossley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Crossley in 1944 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crossley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crossley 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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