Cearley Family History

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Cearley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Zierle, a variant of Zier, or in Swabia, a pet form of Zyr, a short form of the personal name Zyriacus (see Zilch).

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


Similar surnames: Carley, Earley, Charley, Deatley, Beagley, Cerney, Kerley, Perley

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Cearley Family Origin

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Cearley Family Occupations

What did your Cearley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cearley. 36% of Cearley men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Cearley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cearley were Salesman and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    9%

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

Cearley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cearley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cearley 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 178 immigration records available for the last name Cearley. 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 Cearley. For the veterans among your Cearley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cearley Life Expectancy

What is the average Cearley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cearley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Cearley in 1945 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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