Iley Family History

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Iley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Illey in Worcestershire or from Brent or Monks Eleigh in Suffolk; the first is probably named with an Old English personal name Illa + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’; the two last are from an unattested Old English personal name Illa + leah. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Ille or Illig.

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

Similar surnames: Kley, Riley, Ley, Tilley, Eley, Wiley, Iles, Ailey, Miley, Silvey

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Iley Family Origin

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Iley Family Occupations

What did your Iley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Iley. 36% of Iley men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Iley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iley were Builders Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
  • Housewife

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

Iley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Iley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iley 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 423 immigration records available for the last name Iley. 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 Iley. For the veterans among your Iley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Iley Life Expectancy

What is the average Iley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Iley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Iley in 1962 was 90, and 93 in 2004.

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