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Likely Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Possibly a variant of English Lightly, a surname of unexplained origin, assimilated by folk etymology to the vocabulary word likely.

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


Similar surnames: Lovely, Likes, Wakely, Lier, Tilly, Lakey, Lindly, Winey, Pilkey

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Likely Family Origin

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Likely Family Occupations

What did your Likely ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Likely occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Likely's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Likely family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Boat Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Likely.

View Census data for Likely | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    50%
  • Butcher

    9%
  • Boat Man

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Likely Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Likely Life Expectancy

What is the average Likely lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Likely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Likely in 1955 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Likely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Likely 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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