Chisley Family History

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Chisley Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schüssler (see Schuessler). English: possibly a habitational name from Chisley Vale in Norfolk, or alternatively a variant spelling of Chesley.

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

Similar surnames: Chesley, Chrisley, Chisler, Cilley, Crissey, Chipley, Daisley

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Chisley Family Origin

Where is the Chisley family from?

Chisley Family Occupations

What did your Chisley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farm Laborer and Manufacturer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Chisley. A less common occupation for the Chisley family was Solicitor. The most common Chisley occupation in Canada was Farm Laborer. 33% of Chisley's were Farm Laborers.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Manufacturer

  • Solicitor


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

Chisley Historical Records

What Chisley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Chisley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chisley 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 91 immigration records available for the last name Chisley. 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 376 military records available for the last name Chisley. For the veterans among your Chisley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chisley Life Expectancy

What is the average Chisley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Chisley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Chisley in 1960 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chisley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chisley 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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