Sirley Family History

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Sirley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Sibley, Sisley, Shirley, Sigley, Sirles, Sidley, Sivley, Kirley

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Sirley Family Origin

Where is the Sirley family from?

Sirley Family Occupations

What did your Sirley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sirley occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 33% of Sirley's were Dressmakers. Dressmaker and Gardener were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sirley. A less common occupation for the Sirley family was Master Shoemaker Employing 1 Man.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Gardener

  • Master Shoemaker Employing 1 Man


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

Sirley Historical Records

What Sirley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 279 census records available for the last name Sirley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sirley 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 70 immigration records available for the last name Sirley. 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 57 military records available for the last name Sirley. For the veterans among your Sirley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sirley Life Expectancy

What is the average Sirley lifespan?

Between 1967 and 1971, in the United States, Sirley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Sirley in 1967 was 89, and 81 in 1971.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sirley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sirley 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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