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Origins of the Onsley surname

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About the Onsleys

We have a total number of 106 records for people with the last name Onsley.

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Where do most Onsleys live?

In 1921, most Onsleys lived in Northern Ireland.

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Interesting facts about Onsleys

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We have 65 records for the Onsley surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Onsleys most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Onsley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Onsleys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Onsleys in 1921


Box Maker )p)


Cook Domestic


General Domestic




Common Male occupations for Onsleys in 1921


Goods Guard


Tallow Chandler




Biscuit Factory Laborer


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