Ely Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the cathedral city on an island in the fens north of Cambridge. It is so named from Old English ?l ‘eel’ + ge ‘district’. Probably also an Americanized form of German Eley.

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


Similar surnames: Bly, Elm, Ply, Ell, Eley, Els, Eld, Goy, Elk, Eby

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Ely Family Origin

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Ely Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ely. A less common occupation for the Ely family was Bricklayer. The most common Ely occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Ely's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Ely Historical Records

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Ely Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Ely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ely in 1941 was 68, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ely

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