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Colley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Coley. Irish: reduced form of McColley. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Kohli.

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


Similar surnames: Cilley, Coley, Cooley, Colle, Coller, Collen, Tolley, Corley, Cogley

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Colley Family Origin

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Colley Family Occupations

What did your Colley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colley. A less common occupation for the Colley family was Carpenter. The most common Colley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Colley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Colley Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Colley ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Colley Life Expectancy

What is the average Colley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Colley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Colley in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colley 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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