Shelly Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Shelly Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shelley.

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


Similar surnames: Shelby, Shell, Sheley, Sheely, Helle, Sherley, Sell, Sealy, Seley

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Shelly Family Origin

Where is the Shelly family from?

Shelly Family Occupations

What did your Shelly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shelly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Shelly's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shelly. A less common occupation for the Shelly family was Farming.

View Census data for Shelly | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Shelly Historical Records

What Shelly family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shelly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shelly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shelly

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shelly. 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.

View all Shelly immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shelly. For the veterans among your Shelly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Shelly military records

You've only scratched the surface of Shelly family history.

Shelly Life Expectancy

What is the average Shelly lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Shelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Shelly in 1942 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shelly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shelly 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.

Famous Shelly Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Look up another name