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Chandley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): possibly a variant of Charnley or Cantley .

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

Similar surnames: Chandler, Chancey, Hanley, Hackley, Chandlee, Candler, Hindley

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Where is the Chandley family from?

You can see how Chandley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chandley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chandley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Chandley family living in Alabama. This was about 20% of all the recorded Chandley's in USA. Alabama and 4 other states had the highest population of Chandley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chandley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chandley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chandley. 31% of Chandley men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Chandley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chandley were Labor and Cook. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Chandley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chandley 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Chandley. 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 818 military records available for the last name Chandley. For the veterans among your Chandley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chandley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Chandley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Chandley in 1957 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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