Chandley Family History

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Chandley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, or an altered form of Chandler. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Schändle, either a variant of Schandel, a metonymic occupational name for a candle maker, from Middle High German schandel (from French chandelle ‘candle’), or a derogatory nickname for an evil-doer, from a diminutive of Middle High German schande ‘shame’, ‘disgrace’, ‘ignominy’.

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

Similar surnames: Chandler, Chancey, Hanley, Hackley, Chandlee, Candler, Hindley

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Chandley Family Origin

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Chandley Family Occupations

What did your Chandley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayer, Block Printer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chandley. A less common occupation for the Chandley family was Beerhouse Keeper & Dyer. The most common Chandley occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 18% of Chandley's were Bricklayers.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Block Printer

  • Tailor

  • Beerhouse Keeper & Dyer


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Chandley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Chandley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chandley 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Chandley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 818 military records available for the last name Chandley. For the veterans among your Chandley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chandley Life Expectancy

What is the average Chandley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Chandley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Chandley in 1957 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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