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Jelley Family History

Jelley Name Meaning

English: Anglicized pet form of the personal name Giles . Alternatively the name may be from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Gelle (see Gell ) itself a pet form of Gerard .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Jelle, Melley, Kelley, Galley, Alley, Elley, Selley, Verley, Fenley

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Where is the Jelley family from?

You can see how Jelley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jelley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jelley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 210 Jelley families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Jelley's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Jelley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jelley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jelley. 10% of Jelley men worked as a Bricklayer and 73% of Jelley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jelley were Retired and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Retired
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jelley. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jelley. For the veterans among your Jelley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jelley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Jelley in 1945 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

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