Oatley Family History

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Oatley Name Meaning

habitational name from Oteley in Ellesmere, Shropshire, named with Old English ate ‘oats’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. variant of Oakley.

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

Similar surnames: Oakley, Hatley, Ratley, Batley, Goatley, Ottley, Matley, Manley

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Oatley Family Origin

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Oatley Family Occupations

What did your Oatley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Oatley family was Surveillant M. C. Co.. The most common Oatley occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 20% of Oatley's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Caulkin and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oatley.

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  • Carpenter

  • Caulkin

  • Going To School

  • Surveillant M. C. Co.


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

Oatley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Oatley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oatley 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 Oatley. 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 Oatley. For the veterans among your Oatley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oatley Life Expectancy

What is the average Oatley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Oatley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Oatley in 1962 was 80, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oatley 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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