Chipley Family History

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Chipley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Chipley, in Somerset and Devon, or from Chipley Abbey in Suffolk, each having as the second element Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. In the case of Chipley, Somerset, the first element was probably the Old English personal name Cippa, while Chipley in Devon is named with Old English ceap ‘price’, ‘purchase’, and the Suffolk place name derives from Old English cipp ‘log’.

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

Similar surnames: Shipley, Chesley, Chumley, Copley, Cropley, Huxley, Shepley, Chorley

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Chipley Family Origin

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Chipley Family Occupations

What did your Chipley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chipley family was Blacksmith. The most common Chipley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Chipley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chipley.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Chipley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chipley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chipley 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Chipley. 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 797 military records available for the last name Chipley. For the veterans among your Chipley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chipley Life Expectancy

What is the average Chipley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Chipley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Chipley in 1956 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chipley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chipley 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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