Sherley Family History

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Sherley Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Shirley. Americanized form of Norwegian Sjøli, Sjølie, a habitational name from a farmstead named with sjø ‘sea’, ‘lake’ + li ‘hillside’.

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

Similar surnames: Shurley, Shepley, Shelley, Selley, Shirley, Shatley, Shelby, Wheeley

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Sherley Family Origin

Where is the Sherley family from?

Sherley Family Occupations

What did your Sherley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Lab, Annuitant and Civil Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherley. A less common occupation for the Sherley family was Cooper. The most common Sherley occupation in the UK was Lab. 18% of Sherley's were Labs.

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  • Lab

  • Annuitant

  • Civil Engineer

  • Cooper


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

Sherley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Sherley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherley 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 Sherley. 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 Sherley. For the veterans among your Sherley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sherley Life Expectancy

What is the average Sherley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sherley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Sherley in 1947 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sherley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sherley 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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