Chorley Family History

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Chorley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, notably those in Lancashire and Cheshire, named Chorley, from Old English ceorla, genitive plural of ceorl ‘peasant’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Corley, Thorley, Charley, Morley, Charnley, Chipley, Chumley, Copley

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Chorley Family Origin

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Chorley Family Occupations

What did your Chorley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chorley family was Gentleman. Blacksmith, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chorley. The most common Chorley occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 17% of Chorley's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Gentleman

    17%

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

Chorley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Chorley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chorley. 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 Chorley. For the veterans among your Chorley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chorley Life Expectancy

What is the average Chorley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Chorley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Chorley in 1962 was 87, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chorley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chorley 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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