Lumley Family History

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Lumley Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from Lumley, a place in County Durham, so named from Old English lum(m) ‘pool’ (see Lum 1) + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Plumley, Durley, Dudley, Chumley, Hulley, Loxley, Bulley, Comley

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Lumley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lumley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lumley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lumley Family Origin

Where is the Lumley family from?

Lumley Family Occupations

What did your Lumley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lumley family was Farmer S. Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lumley. The most common Lumley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Lumley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer S


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

Lumley Historical Records

What Lumley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Lumley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lumley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lumley. 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 Lumley. For the veterans among your Lumley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lumley Life Expectancy

What is the average Lumley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lumley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Lumley in 1945 was 26, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lumley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lumley 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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