Grilley Family History

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Grilley Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of Irish Crilly.

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


Similar surnames: Crilley, Gillen, Gromley, Graley, Gilley, Crilly, Stilley, Kriley

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Grilley Family Origin

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Grilley Family Occupations

What did your Grilley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grilley family was Work In Brass Mill. Farmer, Laborer and In Brass Goods were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grilley. The most common Grilley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Grilley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • In Brass Goods

    8%
  • Work In Brass Mill

    8%

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

Grilley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Grilley Life Expectancy

What is the average Grilley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Grilley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Grilley in 1943 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grilley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grilley 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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