Cilley Family History

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Cilley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Silley, a variant of Seeley. This is a frequent NH name. Americanized spelling of German Zille, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a bargee, from Middle High German zülle ‘barge’, mainly used in Saxony and the Berlin area. Americanized form of South German Killer, a variant of Kilian, or a habitational name from a place near Hechingen (Württemberg).

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

Similar surnames: Tilley, Colley, Galley, Milley, Tiller, Willey, Killey, Dilley, Hille

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Cilley Family Origin

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Cilley Family Occupations

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In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cilley. 50% of Cilley men worked as a Journalier

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
  • Chauffeur
  • Morek Finisher

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

Cilley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Cilley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cilley 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 461 immigration records available for the last name Cilley. 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 Cilley. For the veterans among your Cilley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cilley Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cilley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cilley in 1943 was 24, and 76 in 2004.

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