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Conley Name Meaning

Irish (Down Antrim and Louth): shortened form of Connolly .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Conly, Donley, Convey, Cogley, Conkey, Cowley, Cooley, Colley, Corley

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Where is the Conley family from?

You can see how Conley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Conley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Conley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 291 Conley families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Conley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Conley families in 1911.
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What did your Conley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Conley. 34% of Conley men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Conley women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Conley were Agent and Domestic. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Agent
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Domestic
    10%
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Census Records

There are 211,000 census records available for the last name Conley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Conley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Conley. 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 Cards

There are 47,000 military records available for the last name Conley. For the veterans among your Conley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Conley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Conley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Conley in 1941 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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