14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Chesley Family History

Chesley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Kent named Chesley, from the Old English personal name Cæcca + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. adm.Possibly an Americanized form of German Schüssler (see Schuessler).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

147,082 Historical Documents with Chesley on Ancestry.com
24,896 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,165 Military Records
1,212 Immigration Records
19,924 Census and Voter Lists
96,885 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Chesley Families

  • Number of Chesley families
     44 - 85
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chesley families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chesley last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chesley census records

You can see how Chesley families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Chesley census records >

Chesley Family Origin

Click on a place to view Chesley immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Chesley families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Chesley immigration records >

Chesley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Chesley immigration records

You can find out when most of the Chesley families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Chesley immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Chesley

Click on a circle in the chart to view Chesley birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Chesley ancestors in the SSDI

Chesley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chesley census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Chesley ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Chesley census records >

Chesley Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Chesley military records >

Message Board about Chesley 89 Threads, 38 Messages

Look up another family name
×