Cearley Family History

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Cearley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Zierle, a variant of Zier, or in Swabia, a pet form of Zyr, a short form of the personal name Zyriacus (see Zilch).

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


Similar surnames: Carley, Earley, Charley, Deatley, Beagley, Cerney, Kerley, Perley

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Cearley Family Origin

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Cearley Family Occupations

What did your Cearley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cearley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Cearley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cearley. A less common occupation for the Cearley family was Black Smith.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Keeps House

    8%
  • Black Smith

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cearley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cearley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cearley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cearley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cearley. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cearley. For the veterans among your Cearley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cearley Life Expectancy

What is the average Cearley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cearley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Cearley in 1945 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cearley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cearley 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.

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