Turnley Family History

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Turnley Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Turney, Burnley, Furney, Turner, Curley, Darnley, Carnley, Durley

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Turnley Family Origin

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Turnley Family Occupations

What did your Turnley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Turnley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Turnley's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turnley. A less common occupation for the Turnley family was Cotton Broker.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Cotton Broker

    4%

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

Turnley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Turnley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turnley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Turnley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Turnley. 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 Turnley. For the veterans among your Turnley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turnley Life Expectancy

What is the average Turnley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Turnley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Turnley in 1958 was 82, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Turnley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Turnley 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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