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Comley Name Meaning

English:: nickname from Middle English cumelich comlych cumly ‘fair beautiful pleasing’. habitational name probably from Comley in Shropshire named with Old English cumb ‘valley’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Corley, Coley, Cowley, Copley, Bodley, Oxley, Bromley, Boxley, Lumley

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Where is the Comley family from?

You can see how Comley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Comley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Comley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 18 Comley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 62% of all the recorded Comley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Comley families in 1840.
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What did your Comley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Comley. 22% of Comley men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Comley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Comley were Machinist and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Typist
  • Operator
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Comley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Comley. For the veterans among your Comley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Comley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Comley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Comley in 1947 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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