Kelley Family History

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Kelley Name Meaning

Irish, Scottish, and English: variant spelling of Kelly.

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

Similar surnames: Kealey, Keeley, Keller, Kellem, Kenley, Selley, Jelley, Melley

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Kelley Family Origin

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Kelley Family Occupations

What did your Kelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kelley. 15% of Kelley men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Kelley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelley were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper

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

Kelley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 746,000 census records available for the last name Kelley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelley 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 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Kelley. 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 154,000 military records available for the last name Kelley. For the veterans among your Kelley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelley Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kelley in 1940 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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