Cropley Family History

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Cropley Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): habitational name from Cropley Grove in Suffolk, which is probably named from Old English cropp ‘swelling’, ‘mound’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss German Kroppli, a variant of Kropf.

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


Similar surnames: Copley, Coley, Chipley, Corley, Comley, Crawley, Chorley, Crossley

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Cropley Family Origin

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Cropley Family Occupations

What did your Cropley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cropley family was Shepherd. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cropley. The most common Cropley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Cropley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Shepherd

    4%

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

Cropley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cropley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cropley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cropley. 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 Cropley. For the veterans among your Cropley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cropley Life Expectancy

What is the average Cropley lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Cropley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cropley in 1949 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cropley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cropley 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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