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Puxley Family History

Puxley Surname Meaning

from Puxley in Passenham (Northants) which is recorded as Pocheslie in 1086 and Poukesle(ye) in the 14th century. The place-name derives from Old English pūca ‘goblin’ + lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016

Similar surnames: Pulley, Huxley, Pixley, Pooley, Gulley, Paley, Pusey, Murley, Pilley

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Where is the Puxley family from?

You can see how Puxley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Puxley family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1891. The most Puxley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 29 Puxley families living in Essex. This was about 34% of all the recorded Puxley's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Puxley families in 1891.
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What did your Puxley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Smallholder(heavy Work and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Puxley. 50% of Puxley men worked as a Smallholder(heavy Work and 79% of Puxley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Puxley were General Labourer and Laundry Worker. .

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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

  • Smallholder(heavy Work
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Retired
  • Laundry Worker
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 385 military records available for the last name Puxley. For the veterans among your Puxley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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