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Dunkley Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation, possibly a habitational name from Dinckley in Lancashire, recorded in 1246 as Dunkythele and Dinkedelay, and probably named with an old British name, composed of elements meaning ‘fort’ + ‘wood’, with the addition of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. In the British Isles the surname is now most common in Northamptonshire.

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


Similar surnames: Dudley, Winkley, Buckley, Bunkley, Huntley, Dingley, Durley, Denley

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Dunkley Family Origin

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Dunkley Family Occupations

What did your Dunkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dunkley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Dunkley's were Farmers. Farmer, Mason and House Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunkley. A less common occupation for the Dunkley family was School.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Mason

    18%
  • House Joiner

    12%
  • School

    12%

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Dunkley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dunkley Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dunkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Dunkley in 1959 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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