Chalkley Family History

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Chalkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from an unidentified place (probably in southern England, where the surname is commonest and where chalk hills abound), apparently named with Old English cealc ‘chalk’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The source may be Chalkley Farm in Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, which is recorded from the 12th century.

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


Similar surnames: Halley, Charnley, Checkley, Walkley, Charley, Shackley, Chumley

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Chalkley Family Origin

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Chalkley Family Occupations

What did your Chalkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chalkley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Chalkley's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Coopering were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chalkley. A less common occupation for the Chalkley family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Coopering

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Chalkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Chalkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chalkley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chalkley. 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 Chalkley. For the veterans among your Chalkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chalkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Chalkley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Chalkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chalkley in 1943 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chalkley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chalkley 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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