Greeley Family History

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Greeley Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone with a pock-marked face, from Old Northern French greslé ‘pitted’, ‘scarred’ (from gresle ‘hailstone’, of Germanic origin).

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


Similar surnames: Gridley, Gurley, Wheeley, Seeley, Gruel, Greener, Greeney, Greenley

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Greeley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Greeley name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    27%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Italy

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

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Greeley Family Origin

Where is the Greeley family from?

Greeley Family Occupations

What did your Greeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Greeley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Greeley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Greeley family was Painter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greeley.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Painter

    2%

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

Greeley Historical Records

What Greeley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Greeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greeley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Greeley. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Greeley. For the veterans among your Greeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Greeley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Greeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Greeley in 1945 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greeley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greeley 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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