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Mackley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Mackley House in Sudbury (Derbyshire). The placename derives from an Old English personal name Macca + Old English lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’. Probably also an Americanized form of Swiss German Mägli (see Magley ) or of some other similar (like-sounding) German surname (compare Mackler ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Mackley family from?

You can see how Mackley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mackley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mackley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Mackley families living in Manitoba. This was about 37% of all the recorded Mackley's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Mackley families in 1911.
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What did your Mackley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mackley. 22% of Mackley men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Mackley women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mackley were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Nurse
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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