Roskelley Family History

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Roskelley Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from either of two places in Cornwall called Roskilly.

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

Similar surnames: Rishell, Shelley, Pelley, Roswell, Rosell, Selley, Roselli, Rossello

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Roskelley Family Origin

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Roskelley Family Occupations

What did your Roskelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roskelley family was Pensioner Royal Marines. The most common Roskelley occupation in the UK was Confectioner. 25% of Roskelley's were Confectioners. Confectioner, Dom Serv Gen and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roskelley.

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  • Confectioner

  • Dom Serv Gen

  • Grocer

  • Pensioner Royal Marines


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

Roskelley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roskelley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roskelley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Roskelley. 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 Roskelley. For the veterans among your Roskelley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roskelley Life Expectancy

What is the average Roskelley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Roskelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Roskelley in 1962 was 76, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roskelley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roskelley 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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