Cilley Family History

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Cilley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Silley, a variant of Seeley. This is a frequent NH name. Americanized spelling of German Zille, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a bargee, from Middle High German zülle ‘barge’, mainly used in Saxony and the Berlin area. Americanized form of South German Killer, a variant of Kilian, or a habitational name from a place near Hechingen (Württemberg).

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


Similar surnames: Tilley, Colley, Galley, Milley, Tiller, Willey, Killey, Dilley, Hille

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Cilley Family Origin

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Cilley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Lawyer

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cilley. The most common Cilley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Cilley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cilley family was Lawyer.

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Cilley Historical Records

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Cilley Life Expectancy

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