Mackley Family History

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Mackley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Mackley in Derbyshire, which may have been named in Old English as ‘Macca’s forest’, from an unattested personal name + leah ‘woodland clearing’, ‘glade’. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Donnshleibhe ‘son of Donnshleibhe’, a personal name literally meaning ‘brown hill’. Probably also an Americanized form of German Mä(g)gli (see Magley).

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

Similar surnames: Rackley, Ackley, Mackey, Markle, Hockley, Brackley, Bickley, Madeley

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Mackley Family Origin

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Mackley Family Occupations

What did your Mackley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Biliord Marker and Porter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mackley. The most common Mackley occupation in Canada was Biliord Marker. 50% of Mackley's were Biliord Markers.

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  • Biliord Marker

  • Porter


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Mackley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Mackley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mackley 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 Mackley. 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 Mackley. For the veterans among your Mackley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mackley Life Expectancy

What is the average Mackley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mackley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Mackley in 1950 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mackley 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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