Shelley Family History

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Shelley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Sussex, Suffolk, Essex, and West Yorkshire, all so named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Shepley, Selley, Smedley, Halley, Sherley, Shatley, Helle, Selle

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Shelley Family Origin

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Shelley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Shelley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Shelley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shelley. A less common occupation for the Shelley family was Carpenter.

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Shelley Historical Records

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Shelley Life Expectancy

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