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Cheely Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of South German Schiele or Swiss German Schieli. Compare Cheeley .

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


Similar surnames: Creel, Steely, Theel, Cheeley, Chesla, Scheel, Chesley, Sheely

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Where is the Cheely family from?

You can see how Cheely families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cheely family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cheely families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Cheely families living in Virginia. This was about 83% of all the recorded Cheely's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cheely families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cheely surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cheely ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cheely. 36% of Cheely men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Cheely women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cheely were Farming and Bookkeeper. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cheely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheely 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 134 immigration records available for the last name Cheely. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 539 military records available for the last name Cheely. For the veterans among your Cheely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cheely lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Cheely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cheely in 1951 was 46, and 73 in 2003.

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