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Huntley Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Huntley in Gloucestershire from Old English hunta ‘hunter huntsman’ (see Hunt ) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Occasionally the name may arise from Huntley in Staffordshire of the same etymology but there is no medieval evidence that this gave rise to a surname. Scottish: habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders) with the same etymology as in 1 above. Huntly in Aberdeenshire was named for a medieval Earl of Huntly who took his title from the Borders placename and is not the source of the surname. English: occasionally perhaps a habitational name from Huntley in Preston on Wye (Herefordshire) first recorded in 1290 as a surname (de) Huntelaw. The placename derives from Old English hunta ‘hunter huntsman’ + hlāw ‘mound hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Hunsley, Hartley, Heatley, Hughley, Huxley, Utley, Dunkley, Hansley

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Where is the Huntley family from?

You can see how Huntley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huntley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huntley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 426 Huntley families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Huntley's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Huntley families in 1891.
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What did your Huntley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Huntley. 11% of Huntley men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Huntley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huntley were Builders Labourer and Housewife. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Carpenter
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Huntley. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Huntley. For the veterans among your Huntley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huntley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Huntley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Huntley in 1942 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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