Jelley Family History

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Jelley Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: Anglicized form of French Giles. This is believed to be a Huguenot name.

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

Similar surnames: Jelle, Melley, Kelley, Galley, Alley, Elley, Selley, Verley, Fenley

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Jelley Family Origin

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Jelley Family Occupations

What did your Jelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jelley family was Atty. At Law. The most common Jelley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Jelley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Ship Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jelley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Ship Carpenter

  • Atty. At Law


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

Jelley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Jelley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jelley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jelley. 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 Jelley. For the veterans among your Jelley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jelley Life Expectancy

What is the average Jelley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jelley in 1945 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jelley

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