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Iley Name Meaning

English (Durham): habitational name from Brent Eleigh or Monks Eleigh in Suffolk or perhaps from Illey in Worcestershire. The Suffolk placename derives from an Old English personal name Illa (genitive Illan) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Worcestershire placename derives from the Old English personal name Hilla or Illa + lēah. Alternatively the name may be a variant of Ely . Perhaps an Americanized form of German Ihle .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kley, Riley, Ley, Tilley, Eley, Wiley, Iles, Ailey, Miley, Silvey

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Where is the Iley family from?

You can see how Iley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Iley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Iley family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Iley's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Iley families in 1840.
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What did your Iley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Iley. 36% of Iley men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Carpenter
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Passenger Lists

There are 423 immigration records available for the last name Iley. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Iley. For the veterans among your Iley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Iley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Iley in 1962 was 90, and 93 in 2004.

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