Pasley Family History

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Pasley Name Meaning

English: variant of Parsley. Scottish: variant of Paisley. Black suggests also that some examples of Pasley and Paisley may be derived from a place known as Pasley or Howpasley, in the Borders region. Possibly an altered spelling of German Pasler, a variant of Basler, or of Pässler, an occupational name, from an agent derivative of basteln ‘to do handicraft’.

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

Similar surnames: Paley, Pashley, Parsley, Galley, Paisley, Pawley, Paster, Pauley

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Pasley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pasley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pasley. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Pasley Family Origin

Where is the Pasley family from?

Pasley Family Occupations

What did your Pasley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pasley. The most common Pasley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Pasley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pasley family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Pasley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Pasley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pasley 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 Pasley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pasley. For the veterans among your Pasley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pasley Life Expectancy

What is the average Pasley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pasley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pasley in 1947 was 33, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pasley 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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