Hemsley Family History

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Hemsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Helmsley. The names are of different etymologies: the one near Rievaulx Abbey is from the Old English personal name Helm + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, whereas Upper Helmsley, near York, is from the Old English personal name Hemele + Old English eg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century.

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


Similar surnames: Hensley, Hesley, Heasley, Healey, Chesley, Hansley, Heatley, Emley

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Hemsley Family Origin

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Hemsley Family Occupations

What did your Hemsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Broker, Fisherman and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hemsley. The most common Hemsley occupation in Canada was Broker. 20% of Hemsley's were Brokers. A less common occupation for the Hemsley family was Private.

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  • Broker

    20%
  • Fisherman

    20%
  • Merchant

    20%
  • Private

    20%

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

Hemsley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hemsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hemsley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hemsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hemsley in 1954 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hemsley 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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