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Hughley Family History

Hughley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hughley (Shropshire) named in Old English with the element lēah ‘glade or clearing in a wood’. The Middle English personal name Hugh was prefixed to this in the 12th century to indicate ownership. Possibly an altered form of Swiss German Hügli (see Hugley ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Highley, Huxley, Huntley, Hunsley, Keighley, Hurley, Hagley, Hulley

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Where is the Hughley family from?

You can see how Hughley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hughley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hughley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Hughley families living in Yorkshire. This was about 49% of all the recorded Hughley's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hughley families in 1891.
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What did your Hughley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hughley. 100% of Hughley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hughley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hughley 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 164 immigration records available for the last name Hughley. 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 644 military records available for the last name Hughley. For the veterans among your Hughley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hughley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hughley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hughley in 1944 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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