Handley Family History

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Handley Name Meaning

English (chiefly central and northern), Scottish, and Irish: variant of Hanley.

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


Similar surnames: Hanley, Handly, Chandley, Hundley, Hadley, Hendley, Randle, Hansley

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Handley Family Origin

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Handley Family Occupations

What did your Handley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Handley. 15% of Handley men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Handley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Handley were Carpenter and Office Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Income
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Office Clerk
    7%

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

Handley Historical Records

What Handley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 133,000 census records available for the last name Handley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Handley 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Handley. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Handley. For the veterans among your Handley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Handley Life Expectancy

What is the average Handley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Handley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Handley in 1941 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Handley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Handley 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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