Culley Family History

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Culley Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Cully.

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

Similar surnames: Sculley, Colley, Calley, Curley, Mulley, Cilley, Tulley, Cullen

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Culley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Culley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Culley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Culley Family Origin

Where is the Culley family from?

Culley Family Occupations

What did your Culley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Culley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Culley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Culley family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Culley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Culley Historical Records

What Culley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Culley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Culley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Culley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Culley. For the veterans among your Culley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Culley Life Expectancy

What is the average Culley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Culley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Culley in 1951 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Culley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Culley 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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