Shirley Family History

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Shirley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and the West Midlands, all so called from Old English scir ‘bright’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Shipley, Shelley, Harley, Thorley, Hurley, Chipley, Sharpley, Smitley

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Shirley Family Origin

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Shirley Family Occupations

What did your Shirley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shirley. The most common Shirley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Shirley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shirley family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

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Shirley Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Shirley ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Shirley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shirley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Shirley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shirley in 1942 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shirley 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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