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Lumley Family History

Lumley Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from Lumley a place in County Durham so named from Old English lum(m) ‘pool’ (see Lum ) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Plumley, Durley, Dudley, Chumley, Hulley, Loxley, Bulley, Comley

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Where is the Lumley family from?

You can see how Lumley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lumley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lumley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 480 Lumley families living in Yorkshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Lumley's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Lumley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lumley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lumley 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 Lumley. 11% of Lumley men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Lumley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lumley were Farmer and Unpaid Household 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%
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What Lumley family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Lumley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lumley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lumley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lumley. For the veterans among your Lumley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lumley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lumley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Lumley in 1945 was 26, and 69 in 2004.

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