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

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  • Broker

    20%
  • Fisherman

    20%
  • Merchant

    20%
  • Private

    20%

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

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Hemsley Historical Records

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Hemsley Life Expectancy

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