Ousley Family History

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Ousley Name Meaning

Southern English: apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps a compound of the river name Ouse (Old English Usa, of ancient British origin, from ud- ‘water’) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Housley, Osley, Huxley, Sousley, Dudley, Hussey, Oakley, Causley

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Ousley Family Origin

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Ousley Family Occupations

What did your Ousley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ousley. 19% of Ousley men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Ousley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ousley were Salesman and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Salesman
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Waitress
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%

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

Ousley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ousley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ousley 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 526 immigration records available for the last name Ousley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ousley. For the veterans among your Ousley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ousley Life Expectancy

What is the average Ousley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ousley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ousley in 1951 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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