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Roley Family History

Roley Surname Meaning

English: variant of Rowley . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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


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

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Where is the Roley family from?

You can see how Roley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 41 Roley families living in Lancashire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Roley's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Roley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Printers Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Roley. 100% of Roley men worked as a Printers Machinist and 88% of Roley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Printers Machinist
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Domestic Servant
    13%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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