Windley Family History

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Windley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Windley, a place in Derbyshire named from an unattested Old English winn ‘meadow’ + Old English leah ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Lindley, Winkley, Hindley, Windle, Willey, Ridley, Finkley, Woodley

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Windley Family Origin

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Windley Family Occupations

What did your Windley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Miner was the top reported job for people in the CA named Windley. 29% of Windley men worked as a Miner

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Miner
  • Repairer
  • Accountant
  • Boilermaker

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

Windley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Windley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Windley 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Windley. 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 Windley. For the veterans among your Windley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Windley Life Expectancy

What is the average Windley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Windley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Windley in 1952 was 42, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Windley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Windley 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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