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Hifley Family History

Hifley Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hilley, Hefley, Haifley, Hiley, Hafley, Higley, Halley, Hanley

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Where is the Hifley family from?

You can see how Hifley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hifley family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1891. The most Hifley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Hifley family living in Devon. This was 100% of all the recorded Hifley's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Hifley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hifley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hifley ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 60 census records available for the last name Hifley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hifley 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 2 immigration records available for the last name Hifley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13 military records available for the last name Hifley. For the veterans among your Hifley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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