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Shely Family Origin

Where is the Shely family from?

Shely Family Occupations

What did your Shely ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shely. 14% of Shely men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Shely women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shely were Rancher and Mail Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk
  • Rancher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Dressmaker
  • Housewife
  • Mail Clerk

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

Shely Historical Records

What Shely family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shely 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 122 immigration records available for the last name Shely. 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 397 military records available for the last name Shely. For the veterans among your Shely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shely Life Expectancy

What is the average Shely lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Shely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Shely in 1965 was 70, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shely 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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