Chorley Family History

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Chorley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, notably those in Lancashire and Cheshire, named Chorley, from Old English ceorla, genitive plural of ceorl ‘peasant’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Corley, Thorley, Charley, Morley, Charnley, Chipley, Chumley, Copley

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Chorley Family Origin

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Chorley Family Occupations

What did your Chorley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Helper and Labourer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Chorley. 23% of Chorley men worked as a Helper and 34% of Chorley women worked as a Labourer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chorley were Instructor and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Helper
    23%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Instructor
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    34%
  • Operator
    34%
  • Servant
    34%

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

Chorley Historical Records

What Chorley family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Chorley Life Expectancy

What is the average Chorley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Chorley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Chorley in 1962 was 87, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chorley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chorley 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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