Eley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ely. German: from a short form of the personal name Eligius (see Loy).

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


Similar surnames: Kley, Ley, Emley, Iley, Ealey, Exley, Epley, Ely, Elsey, Eleby

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Eley Family Origin

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Eley Family Occupations

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  • Cooper

    40%
  • Clergyman

    20%
  • Shoe Maker

    20%
  • Store Clerk

    20%

In 1881, the most common Eley occupation in Canada was Cooper. 40% of Eley's were Coopers. A less common occupation for the Eley family was Store Clerk. Cooper, Clergyman and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eley.

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Eley Historical Records

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Eley Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Eley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Eley in 1943 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eley

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