Yeley Family History

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Yeley Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. It may be a variant of English Yeoley, which is most probably from an unidentified place named in Old English with ea ‘river’ (see Yeo) + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Tenley, Beley, Onley, Wiley, Seley, Eley, Selby, Alley, Verley

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Yeley Family Origin

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Yeley Family Occupations

What did your Yeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yeley. 23% of Yeley men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Yeley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeley were Baker and House Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Farmer
  • House Work

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

Yeley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeley 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 37 immigration records available for the last name Yeley. 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 252 military records available for the last name Yeley. For the veterans among your Yeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Yeley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Yeley in 1962 was 44, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yeley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yeley 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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