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Remley Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Römmele or of its cognates Remmele and Remele . Compare Remaley . Americanized form of German Remler a variant of Ramler .

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


Similar surnames: Remaley, Reiley, Rupley, Kerley, Reckley, Rumley, Ruley, Fenley

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Where is the Remley family from?

You can see how Remley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Remley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Remley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Remley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Remley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Remley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Remley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Remley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Remley. 17% of Remley men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Remley women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Remley were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 492 immigration records available for the last name Remley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Remley. For the veterans among your Remley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Remley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Remley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Remley in 1946 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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