Presley Family History

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Presley Name Meaning

English: variant of Priestley. Americanized form of German Pressler.

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

Similar surnames: Pressley, Pressly, Presler, Chesley, Preslar, Kressley, Frensley

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Presley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Presley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Presley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Presley Family Origin

Where is the Presley family from?

Presley Family Occupations

What did your Presley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Presley Historical Records

What Presley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Presley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Presley 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 Presley. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Presley. For the veterans among your Presley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Presley Life Expectancy

What is the average Presley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Presley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Presley in 1942 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Presley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Presley 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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