Ryley Family History

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Ryley Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Riley or Irish Reilly. dktent, KH

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

Similar surnames: Riley, Roley, Rylee, Raley, Ryles, Hayley, Buley, Seley, Holey

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Ryley Family Origin

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Ryley Family Occupations

What did your Ryley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ryley family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryley. The most common Ryley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Ryley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Ryley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Ryley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ryley. 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 Ryley. For the veterans among your Ryley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryley Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ryley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ryley in 1947 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ryley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryley 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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