Chesley Family History

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Chesley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent named Chesley, from the Old English personal name Cæcca + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Schüssler (see Schuessler).

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


Similar surnames: Chisley, Hesley, Hensley, Checkley, Chumley, Wheeley, Charley

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Chesley Family Origin

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Chesley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Farmerson

    6%
  • Teacher

    4%
  • Appt. Tailor

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Farmerson and Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chesley. The most common Chesley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Chesley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chesley family was Appt. Tailor.

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Chesley Historical Records

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Chesley Life Expectancy

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