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Solley Family History

Solley Name Meaning

English (Kent): unexplained. Compare Solly.

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


Similar surnames: Solly, Soley, Holley, Lolley, Boxley, Tolley, Polley, Olley, Swilley

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Where is the Solley family from?

You can see how Solley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Solley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Solley family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Solley's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Solley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Solley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Solley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Solley. 25% of Solley men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Solley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Solley were Mechanic and Farm Laborer.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Packer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Solley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solley 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 986 immigration records available for the last name Solley. 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 Solley. For the veterans among your Solley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Solley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Solley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Solley in 1952 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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