Charnley Family History

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Charnley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from an unindentified place, probably named with Celtic carn ‘cairn’, ‘pile of stones’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Charley.

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

Similar surnames: Charley, Carnley, Chalkley, Chorley, Thornley, Hartley, Carley

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Charnley Family Origin

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Charnley Family Occupations

What did your Charnley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Charnley. 32% of Charnley men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Charnley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Charnley were Foreman and Packer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Bricklayer
  • Clerk
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Dressmaker
  • Packer

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

Charnley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Charnley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charnley 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 Charnley. 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 Charnley. For the veterans among your Charnley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Charnley Life Expectancy

What is the average Charnley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Charnley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Charnley in 1955 was 48, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Charnley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Charnley 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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