Elley Family History

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Elley Name Meaning

Welsh and English: probably from a pet form of Ellis.

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

Similar surnames: Elles, Eley, Ellen, Alley, Jelley, Tilley, Eales, Coley, Ealey

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Elley Family Origin

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Elley Family Occupations

What did your Elley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Elley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Elley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elley. A less common occupation for the Elley family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Baker

  • Carpenter


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Elley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Elley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elley 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 842 immigration records available for the last name Elley. 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 807 military records available for the last name Elley. For the veterans among your Elley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elley Life Expectancy

What is the average Elley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Elley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Elley in 1963 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elley 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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