Plumley Family History

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Plumley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, the most likely source of the surname being the one in Cheshire near Knutsford. The place name is derived from Old English plume ‘plum’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Lumley, Chumley, Huxley, Studley, Plummer, Plume, Bromley, Pulley

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Plumley Family Origin

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Plumley Family Occupations

What did your Plumley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Plumley family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plumley. The most common Plumley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Plumley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Plumley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Plumley Life Expectancy

What is the average Plumley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Plumley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Plumley in 1950 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plumley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plumley 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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