Checkley Family History

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Checkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Checkley, in Cheshire, Herefordshire, and Staffordshire. The first is named from an Old English personal name Ceaddica + leah ‘woodland clearing’; the other two have the same second element, combined with an Old English personal name Ceacca or Old English ceacce ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Hockley, Chesley, Beckley, Chalkley, Shockley, Whelpley, Heatley

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Checkley Family Origin

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Checkley Family Occupations

What did your Checkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Checkley. 70% of Checkley men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Checkley women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Checkley were Teacher and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    70%
  • Agent
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • School Teacher
    50%
  • Student
    50%

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

Checkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Checkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Checkley 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 932 immigration records available for the last name Checkley. 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 Checkley. For the veterans among your Checkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Checkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Checkley lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Checkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Checkley in 1964 was 86, and 92 in 2004.

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