Exley Family History

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Exley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, near Halifax, so named from a British ecclesia name meaning ‘church’ (see Eccles) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is common in West Yorkshire. Americanized spelling of the German family name Öchsle, a diminutive of Ochs.

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

Similar surnames: Emley, Oxley, Bexley, Axley, Boxley, Tenley, Huxley, Epley, Paley

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Exley Family Origin

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Exley Family Occupations

What did your Exley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Bookkeeper and Principal were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Exley. 16% of Exley men worked as a Bookkeeper and 50% of Exley women worked as a Principal. Some less common occupations for Americans named Exley were Blacksmith and Spinner

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Farmer
  • Baker
  • Blacksmith

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Principal
  • Spinner

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

Exley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Exley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Exley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Exley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Exley. For the veterans among your Exley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Exley Life Expectancy

What is the average Exley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Exley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Exley in 1955 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Exley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Exley 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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