Chumley Family History

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Chumley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cholmondeley in Cheshire, named from the Old English personal name Ceolmund + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The spelling of the surname reflects the current pronunciation of the place name.

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

Similar surnames: Chipley, Chesley, Plumley, Huxley, Chorley, Lumley, Comley, Causley

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Chumley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chumley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chumley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Chumley Family Origin

Where is the Chumley family from?

Chumley Family Occupations

What did your Chumley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chumley occupation in Canada was Farm Laborer. 50% of Chumley's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Chumley.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Chumley Historical Records

What Chumley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Chumley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chumley 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 417 immigration records available for the last name Chumley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chumley. For the veterans among your Chumley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chumley Life Expectancy

What is the average Chumley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Chumley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Chumley in 1955 was 69, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chumley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chumley 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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