Seley Family History

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Seley Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Seeley.

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

Similar surnames: Sealey, Selvy, Selley, Eley, Soley, Selvey, Yeley, Beley, Sheley

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Seley Family Origin

Where is the Seley family from?

Seley Family Occupations

What did your Seley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Banker

  • Farm Laborer


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

Seley Historical Records

What Seley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Seley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seley 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 488 immigration records available for the last name Seley. 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 702 military records available for the last name Seley. For the veterans among your Seley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seley Life Expectancy

What is the average Seley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Seley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Seley in 1961 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seley 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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