Gordley Family History

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Gordley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gördeler, a variant of Gürtler (see Gurtler).

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


Similar surnames: Girdley, Goodley, Girdler, Gorley, Gartley, Gockley, Gurley, Cordle

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Gordley Family Origin

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Gordley Family Occupations

What did your Gordley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gordley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Gordley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gordley family was Moulder. Farmer, Hackman and Housekeeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gordley.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Hackman

    10%
  • Housekeeping

    10%
  • Moulder

    10%

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

Gordley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gordley Life Expectancy

What is the average Gordley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gordley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gordley in 1957 was 32, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gordley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gordley 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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