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Kelley Family History

Kelley Name Meaning
Irish, Scottish, and English: variant spelling of Kelly.

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

3,334,600 Historical Documents with Kelley on Ancestry.com
882,606 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
148,295 Military Records
44,916 Immigration Records
724,993 Census and Voter Lists
1,533,790 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kelley Families

  • Number of Kelley families
     1,425 - 2,847
     476 - 1,424
     1 - 475
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kelley families
     311 - 619
     104 - 310
     1 - 103
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kelley families
     39 - 76
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kelley census records

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Kelley Family Origin

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

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Kelley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Kelley

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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.

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Kelley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kelley census records

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

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Kelley Civil War Service Records

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

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