Walkley Family History

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Walkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Walkley in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, named with an unattested Old English personal name Walca + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Wansley, Winkley, Walmsley, Halley, Willey, Chalkley, Rackley, Oakley

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Walkley Family Origin

Where is the Walkley family from?

Walkley Family Occupations

What did your Walkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Laborer, Bank Messenger and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walkley. The most common Walkley occupation in Canada was Laborer. 38% of Walkley's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Walkley family was General Work.

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  • Laborer

  • Bank Messenger

  • Cabinet Maker

  • General Work


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

Walkley Historical Records

What Walkley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Walkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walkley 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 Walkley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Walkley. For the veterans among your Walkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Walkley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Walkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Walkley in 1958 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walkley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walkley 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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