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Sisley Family History

Sisley Name Meaning

English (Kent): from the popular Middle English female personal name Sisely (Old French Cecile Cicile from Latin Caecilia feminine form of the Roman surname Caecilius a derivative of caecus ‘blind’). This was the name of a early Christian virgin martyr of the 2nd or 3rd century who came to be regarded as the patron saint of music. The surname is generally spelt with C- in the Middle Ages following the trend of the personal name and with S- in modern times. Compare Cecil and see also Sise Sisson .

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


Similar surnames: Sibley, Tilley, Disney, Tinsley, Iley, Cilley, Sisney, Sible, Risley

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Where is the Sisley family from?

You can see how Sisley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sisley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sisley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Sisley families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Sisley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sisley families in 1840.
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What did your Sisley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sisley. 18% of Sisley men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Sisley women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sisley were Miner and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    29%
  • Maid
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 746 immigration records available for the last name Sisley. 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 Sisley. For the veterans among your Sisley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sisley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sisley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sisley in 1955 was 68, and 66 in 2004.

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