Carley Family History

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Carley Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McCarley. English: habitational name from the hamlet of Carley in Lifton, Devon, possibly named with Cornish ker ‘fort’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Perhaps an Americanized form of German Kehrli or Kerle (see Kerley).

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

Similar surnames: Carey, Caley, Farley, Corley, Barley, Harley, Charley, Darley, Marley

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Carley Family Origin

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Carley Family Occupations

What did your Carley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Carley. 18% of Carley men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Carley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carley were Machinist and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Carley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Carley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carley 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Carley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Carley. For the veterans among your Carley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carley Life Expectancy

What is the average Carley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Carley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carley in 1945 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carley 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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