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Reckley Family History

Reckley Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Possibly an English habitational name from a lost or unidentifed place. Possibly a variant spelling of South German Rechle, a variant of the occupational name Recher, for someone who worked with a rake (Middle High German reche).

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


Similar surnames: Beckley, Rackley, Heckler, Seckler, Hackley, Richley, Recker, Buckley

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Where is the Reckley family from?

You can see how Reckley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reckley family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Reckley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Reckley families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Reckley's in the UK. London had the highest population of Reckley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reckley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reckley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sales Lady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reckley. 19% of Reckley men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Reckley women worked as a Sales Lady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reckley were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sales Lady
    20%
  • Laundress
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Reckley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reckley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 170 immigration records available for the last name Reckley. 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 200 military records available for the last name Reckley. For the veterans among your Reckley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reckley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reckley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reckley in 1963 was 69, and 49 in 2004.

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