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Utley Family History

Utley Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Utley in Keighley (Yorkshire) from the Old English personal name Utta + Old English lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Batley, Nutley, Huxley, Ousley, Paley, Coley, Hulley, Hatley, Lumley

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Where is the Utley family from?

You can see how Utley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Utley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Utley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 252 Utley families living in Yorkshire. This was about 64% of all the recorded Utley's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Utley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Utley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Utley 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 Utley. 17% of Utley men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Utley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Utley were Dairy Farmer and Cotton Weaver. .

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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
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife Unpaid
  • Cotton Weaver
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Utley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Utley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Utley. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Utley. For the veterans among your Utley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Utley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Utley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Utley in 1951 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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