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Huxley Family History

Huxley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Huxley (Cheshire) from an Old English personal name Hucc (genitive Hucces) or Old English husc hucs hux ‘insult scorn mockery’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Hulley, Hurley, Pixley, Harley, Hanley, Ousley, Dudley, Chumley

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Where is the Huxley family from?

You can see how Huxley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huxley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huxley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 234 Huxley families living in Lancashire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Huxley's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Huxley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Huxley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Huxley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Huxley. 11% of Huxley men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 75% of Huxley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huxley were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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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

  • Dairy Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Huxley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huxley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Huxley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Huxley. For the veterans among your Huxley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huxley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Huxley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Huxley in 1956 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

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