Carnley Family History

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Carnley Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Canetley in Cumbria, named with Celtic carn ‘cairn’ + the Old Welsh personal name Teiliau. Americanized spelling of German Körnle, a diminutive of Korn.

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

Similar surnames: Carley, Charnley, Carey, Barley, Cerney, Bartley, Arney, Hanley

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Carnley Family Origin

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Carnley Family Occupations

What did your Carnley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carnley. 24% of Carnley men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Carnley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carnley were Peeler and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Peeler

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid

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

Carnley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Carnley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carnley 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 337 immigration records available for the last name Carnley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Carnley. For the veterans among your Carnley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carnley Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Carnley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carnley in 1951 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carnley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carnley 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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