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Shurley Family History

Shurley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shirley.

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

Similar surnames: Sherley, Hurley, Gurley, Hunley, Chumley, Curley, Shibley, Sturkey

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Where is the Shurley family from?

You can see how Shurley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shurley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shurley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Shurley families living in South Carolina. This was about 35% of all the recorded Shurley's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Shurley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shurley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shurley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shurley. 28% of Shurley men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Shurley women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shurley were Salesman and Maid.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
  • Cook
  • Nurse
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Shurley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shurley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 322 immigration records available for the last name Shurley. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Shurley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Shurley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Shurley in 1961 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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