Darley Family History

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Darley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Derbyshire, named Darley, from Old English deor ‘beast’, ‘deer’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. This surname was taken to Ireland in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Marley, Durley, Farley, Barley, Varley, Harley, Carley, Hanley

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Darley Family Origin

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Darley Family Occupations

What did your Darley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Darley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Darley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darley. A less common occupation for the Darley family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Darley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Darley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Darley. 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 Darley. For the veterans among your Darley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darley Life Expectancy

What is the average Darley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Darley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Darley in 1959 was 57, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darley 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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