Soley Family History

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Soley Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Catalan: variant of Solell, topographic name from Catalan solell ‘sunny side’, ‘southern slope’, from a derived of sol, ‘sun’. Compare Sol 2.

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

Similar surnames: Sole, Boley, Solly, Soler, Roley, Solley, Goley, Soles, Saley, Seley

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Soley Family Origin

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Soley Family Occupations

What did your Soley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Gardener, Bricklayer and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soley. The most common Soley occupation in the UK was Gardener. 7% of Soley's were Gardeners. A less common occupation for the Soley family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Gardener

  • Bricklayer

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Farm Labourer


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

Soley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Soley Life Expectancy

What is the average Soley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Soley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Soley in 1945 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Soley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soley 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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