Rumley Family History

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Rumley Name Meaning

English (Kent): origin uncertain; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. 1881 British census has 229; Kent: 60 Altered spelling of German Rümmelin or Rümmele, variants of Rummel. EG

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

Similar surnames: Rumbley, Rumler, Ousley, Ruley, Rubley, Lumley, Rumsey, Emley, Rampey

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Rumley Family Origin

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Rumley Family Occupations

What did your Rumley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rumley. 4% of Rumley men worked as a General Labourer and 47% of Rumley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rumley were Putter (below) and Housemaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Brewers Traveller
  • French Polisher
  • Putter (below)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Housemaid

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

Rumley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rumley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rumley 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 Rumley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rumley. For the veterans among your Rumley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rumley Life Expectancy

What is the average Rumley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rumley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rumley in 1953 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rumley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rumley 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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