Charley Family History

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Charley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Charley in Leicestershire, named with Celtic carn ‘cairn’, ‘pile of stones’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. French (Burgundy): from a pet form of Charles.

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

Similar surnames: Charnley, Carley, Harley, Chorley, Charles, Charlet, Crawley, Corley

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Charley Family Origin

Where is the Charley family from?

Charley Family Occupations

What did your Charley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Charley occupation in Canada was Labourer. 23% of Charley's were Labourers. Labourer, Cook and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Charley. A less common occupation for the Charley family was Farmer.

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  • Labourer

  • Cook

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Charley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Charley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Charley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Charley. For the veterans among your Charley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Charley Life Expectancy

What is the average Charley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Charley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Charley in 1954 was 67, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Charley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Charley 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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