Corley Family History

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Corley Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Curley. English: habitational name from Corley in Warwickshire or Coreley in Shropshire, both named with Old English corna, a metathesized form of crona, genitive plural of cron, cran ‘crane’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Carley, Chorley, Corney, Cowley, Comley, Coley, Morley, Worley

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Corley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Corley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Corley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Corley Family Origin

Where is the Corley family from?

Corley Family Occupations

What did your Corley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Corley occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Corley's were Labourers. Labourer, Agri Lab and Agricul Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corley. A less common occupation for the Corley family was Carman.

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  • Labourer

  • Agri Lab

  • Agricul Labourer

  • Carman


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

Corley Historical Records

What Corley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Corley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corley 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Corley. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Corley. For the veterans among your Corley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corley Life Expectancy

What is the average Corley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Corley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Corley in 1940 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corley 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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