Stelly Family History

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Stelly Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of South German Stelli, a nickname for a robust person, from Middle High German stehelin ‘made of hardened iron’. North German: probably a derivative of Stelling, which may go back to an Old Saxon personal name also reflected in other family names.

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

Similar surnames: Stella, Steury, Stoll, Stell, Still, Stolley, Selle, Sell, Sully

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Stelly Family Origin

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Stelly Family Occupations

What did your Stelly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stelly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Stelly's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stelly family was Keeping House. Farmer, Works In Field and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stelly.

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  • Farmer

  • Works In Field

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stelly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stelly Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 474 immigration records available for the last name Stelly. 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 Card

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

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Stelly Life Expectancy

What is the average Stelly lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Stelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Stelly in 1951 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stelly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stelly 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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