Shesley Family History

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Shesley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Chesley, Hesley, Henley, Hemsley, Hensley, Healey, Heasley, Wheeley

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Shesley Family Origin

Where is the Shesley family from?

Shesley Family Occupations

What did your Shesley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shesley family was Retired Farmer. The most common Shesley occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 40% of Shesley's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shesley.

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  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


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

Shesley Historical Records

What Shesley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 152 census records available for the last name Shesley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shesley 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 21 immigration records available for the last name Shesley. 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 20 military records available for the last name Shesley. For the veterans among your Shesley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shesley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shesley lifespan?

Average Shesley life expectancy in 1965 was 70 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shesley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shesley 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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