Plumley Family History

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Plumley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, the most likely source of the surname being the one in Cheshire near Knutsford. The place name is derived from Old English plume ‘plum’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Lumley, Chumley, Huxley, Studley, Plummer, Plume, Bromley, Pulley

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Plumley Family Origin

Where is the Plumley family from?

Plumley Family Occupations

What did your Plumley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Plumley. 2% of Plumley men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 46% of Plumley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plumley were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Dut

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut

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

Plumley Historical Records

What Plumley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Plumley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plumley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Plumley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Plumley. For the veterans among your Plumley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plumley Life Expectancy

What is the average Plumley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Plumley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Plumley in 1950 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plumley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plumley 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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