Ratley Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Ratley Name Meaning

Perhaps an English habitational name from Ratley in Warwickshire, named with Old English rot ‘pleasant’, or a personal name, Rota, + leah ‘clearing in a wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Hatley, Batley, Radley, Oatley, Hanley, Manley, Matley, Gateley

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Ratley Family Origin

Where is the Ratley family from?

Ratley Family Occupations

What did your Ratley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Plumber was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ratley.

View Census data for Ratley | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Plumber

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

Ratley Historical Records

What Ratley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ratley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Ratley

Passenger List

There are 376 immigration records available for the last name Ratley. 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.

View all Ratley immigration records

Draft Card

There are 940 military records available for the last name Ratley. For the veterans among your Ratley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Ratley military records

You've only scratched the surface of Ratley family history.

Ratley Life Expectancy

What is the average Ratley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ratley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Ratley in 1960 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ratley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratley 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.

Famous Ratley Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name