Richley Family History

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Richley Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly in the Newcastle area of northeastern England, where the surname is now most concentrated. Perhaps also an altered spelling of Swiss German Richle and Richli, from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric, rih ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich).

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

Similar surnames: Richey, Richer, Ritchey, Reckley, Ridley, Brickley, Rickles, Ridgley

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Richley Family Origin

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Richley Family Occupations

What did your Richley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Richley. 34% of Richley men worked as an Incapacitated and 87% of Richley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richley were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

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

Richley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Richley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richley 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Richley. 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 564 military records available for the last name Richley. For the veterans among your Richley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richley Life Expectancy

What is the average Richley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Richley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Richley in 1943 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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