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Hulley Family History

Hulley Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Ulley near Sheffield (Yorkshire) + prosthetic H-. The placename probably derives from Old English ūle ‘owl’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. In North Yorkshire and northern Yorkshire it could alternatively derive from either of two places in Picardy called Ully-Saint-Georges (Oise) and Œuilly (Aisne) or from either of two neighboring places in Haut-Marne Northeast France called Heuilley-Cotton and Heuilley-le Grand.

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

Similar surnames: Halley, Hurley, Huxley, Bulley, Shelley, Pulley, Lumley, Willey

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Where is the Hulley family from?

You can see how Hulley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hulley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hulley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 245 Hulley families living in Lancashire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Hulley's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hulley families in 1891.
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What did your Hulley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hulley. 12% of Hulley men worked as a Builders Labourer and 77% of Hulley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hulley were Actor and Housekeeper. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Actor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hulley. For the veterans among your Hulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hulley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Hulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hulley in 1952 was 57, and 74 in 2003.

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