Riely Family History

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Riely Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Reilly.

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

Similar surnames: Riley, Feely, Kiely, Shely, Tilly, Riel, Riedy, Rielly, Niel, Riels

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Riely Family Origin

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Riely Family Occupations

What did your Riely ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Riely occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Riely's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Riely family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riely.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Riely Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Riely Life Expectancy

What is the average Riely lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Riely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Riely in 1962 was 72, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riely 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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