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Jolley Family History

Jolley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Jolly.

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

Similar surnames: Colley, Rolley, Polley, Olley, Tolley, Dolley, Otley, Tilley, Willey

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Where is the Jolley family from?

You can see how Jolley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jolley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jolley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Jolley families living in Ohio. This was about 24% of all the recorded Jolley's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Jolley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jolley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jolley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jolley. 25% of Jolley men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Jolley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jolley were Farming and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Jolley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jolley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Jolley. 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 Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Jolley. For the veterans among your Jolley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jolley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Jolley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Jolley in 1944 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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