Hatley Family History

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Hatley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of a group of places in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, named with Old English hætt ‘hat’, probably the name of a hill (see Hatt) + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Hartley, Hadley, Hanley, Harley, Hawley, Heatley, Ratley, Haley

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Hatley Family Origin

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Hatley Family Occupations

What did your Hatley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hatley occupation in Canada was Farm Labourer. 33% of Hatley's were Farm Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hatley family was Going To School. Farm Labourer, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hatley.

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  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Going To School


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

Hatley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Hatley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hatley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hatley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hatley. For the veterans among your Hatley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hatley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hatley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hatley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hatley in 1944 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hatley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hatley 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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