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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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Where is the Pasley family from?

You can see how Pasley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pasley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pasley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Pasley families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Pasley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pasley families in 1911.
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What did your Pasley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pasley. 23% of Pasley men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Pasley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pasley were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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