Iley Family History

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Iley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Illey in Worcestershire or from Brent or Monks Eleigh in Suffolk; the first is probably named with an Old English personal name Illa + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’; the two last are from an unattested Old English personal name Illa + leah. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Ille or Illig.

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

Similar surnames: Kley, Riley, Ley, Tilley, Eley, Wiley, Iles, Ailey, Miley, Silvey

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Iley Family Origin

Where is the Iley family from?

Iley Family Occupations

What did your Iley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Iley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Iley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Iley family was Builder. Coal Miner, Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Iley.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Builder


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

Iley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Iley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iley 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 423 immigration records available for the last name Iley. 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 Iley. For the veterans among your Iley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Iley Life Expectancy

What is the average Iley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Iley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Iley in 1962 was 90, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Iley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Iley 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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