Checkley Family History

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Checkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Checkley, in Cheshire, Herefordshire, and Staffordshire. The first is named from an Old English personal name Ceaddica + leah ‘woodland clearing’; the other two have the same second element, combined with an Old English personal name Ceacca or Old English ceacce ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Hockley, Chesley, Beckley, Chalkley, Shockley, Whelpley, Heatley

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Checkley Family Origin

Where is the Checkley family from?

Checkley Family Occupations

What did your Checkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Checkley occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Checkley's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and House Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Checkley. A less common occupation for the Checkley family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • House Painter

  • Keeps House


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

Checkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Checkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Checkley 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 932 immigration records available for the last name Checkley. 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 Checkley. For the veterans among your Checkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Checkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Checkley lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Checkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Checkley in 1964 was 86, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Checkley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Checkley 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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