Roley Family History

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Roley Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Rowley. Compare Rolley.

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

Similar surnames: Rolley, Riley, Boley, Soley, Ryley, Rowlee, Coley, Holey, Goley

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Roley Family Origin

Where is the Roley family from?

Roley Family Occupations

What did your Roley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roley family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Brickleyers Lab and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roley. The most common Roley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 40% of Roley's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Brickleyers Lab

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Roley Historical Records

What Roley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Roley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roley 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 686 immigration records available for the last name Roley. 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 Roley. For the veterans among your Roley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roley Life Expectancy

What is the average Roley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Roley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Roley in 1955 was 49, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roley 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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