Skelly Family History

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Skelly Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Scally.

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

Similar surnames: Skelley, Skellie, Miskelly, Keily, Kealy, Shely, Skerry, Shelly

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Skelly Family Origin

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Skelly Family Occupations

What did your Skelly 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 Skelly. 5% of Skelly men worked as a General Labourer and 55% of Skelly women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skelly were Incapacitated and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Coal Hewer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties
  • Housewife

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

Skelly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Skelly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skelly 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Skelly. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Skelly. For the veterans among your Skelly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skelly Life Expectancy

What is the average Skelly lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Skelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Skelly in 1949 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skelly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skelly 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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