Philley Family History

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Philley Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Philip.

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


Similar surnames: Hille, Dilley, Tilley, Pilley, Hilley, Pille, Halley, Hillen, Phillip

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Philley Family Origin

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Philley Family Occupations

What did your Philley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Philley. 22% of Philley men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Philley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Philley were Clerk and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    31%
  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Cook
    16%

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

Philley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Philley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Philley 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 135 immigration records available for the last name Philley. 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 Philley. For the veterans among your Philley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Philley Life Expectancy

What is the average Philley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Philley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Philley in 1953 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Philley 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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