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Shatley Family History

Shatley Name Meaning

Possibly of English origin, a variant of English Shotley, a habitational name from places in Northamptonshire and Suffolk named Shotley or various other places named with this word. Compare Shetley.

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


Similar surnames: Whatley, Hatley, Hadley, Hartley, Shetley, Harley, Hawley, Stanley

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Where is the Shatley family from?

You can see how Shatley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shatley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shatley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Shatley families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Shatley's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Shatley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shatley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shatley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shatley. 33% of Shatley men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Shatley women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shatley were Mechanic and Clerical Work.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    67%
  • Clerical Work
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shatley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shatley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 49 immigration records available for the last name Shatley. 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 Cards

There are 402 military records available for the last name Shatley. For the veterans among your Shatley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shatley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shatley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shatley in 1962 was 64, and 83 in 2004.

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