Filley Family History

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Filley Name Meaning

English: from Middle English filli ‘filly’ (young female horse), perhaps a nickname for a temperamental or skittish person.

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

Similar surnames: Folley, Tilley, Cilley, Filler, Lilly, Gulley, Willey, Pilley, Dilley

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Filley Family Origin

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Filley Family Occupations

What did your Filley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Brick Mason

  • Laborer


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

Filley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Filley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filley 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 830 immigration records available for the last name Filley. 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 Filley. For the veterans among your Filley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Filley Life Expectancy

What is the average Filley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Filley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Filley in 1947 was 22, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Filley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Filley 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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