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Soley Family History

Soley Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Catalan: variant of Solell, topographic name from Catalan solell ‘sunny side’, ‘southern slope’, from a derived of sol, ‘sun’. Compare Sol 2.

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


Similar surnames: Sole, Boley, Solly, Soler, Roley, Solley, Goley, Soles, Saley, Seley

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Where is the Soley family from?

You can see how Soley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Soley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Soley families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Soley's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Soley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Soley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Soley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Soley. 22% of Soley men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Soley women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soley were Farmer and New Worker.

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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
    22%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    22%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Soley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Soley. 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 Soley. For the veterans among your Soley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Soley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Soley in 1945 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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