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Virly Family History

Virly Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Viray, Villa, Lilly, Early, Varley, Vila, Virgo, Tilly, Overly

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Where is the Virly family from?

You can see how Virly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Virly family name was found in Scotland in 1851. In 1851 there were 2 Virly families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Virly's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Virly families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Virly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Virly ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Virly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 31 census records available for the last name Virly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Virly 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 24 immigration records available for the last name Virly. 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 1 military records available for the last name Virly. For the veterans among your Virly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Virly lifespan?

Average Virly life expectancy in 1985 was 73 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 73.

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