Charnley Family History

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Charnley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from an unindentified place, probably named with Celtic carn ‘cairn’, ‘pile of stones’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Charley.

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


Similar surnames: Charley, Carnley, Chalkley, Chorley, Thornley, Hartley, Carley

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Charnley Family Origin

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Charnley Family Occupations

What did your Charnley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Charnley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Charnley's were Farmers. Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Charnley. A less common occupation for the Charnley family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Cotton Weaver

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

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

Charnley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Charnley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charnley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Charnley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Charnley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Charnley. For the veterans among your Charnley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Charnley Life Expectancy

What is the average Charnley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Charnley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Charnley in 1955 was 48, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Charnley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Charnley 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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