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Carnley Family History

Carnley Surname Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): variant of Carnelley perhaps a habitational name from a lost or as yet unidentified place. This surname is now rare in Britain. Americanized form of German Körnle a diminutive of Korn .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carley, Charnley, Carey, Barley, Cerney, Bartley, Arney, Hanley

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Where is the Carnley family from?

You can see how Carnley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carnley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carnley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 35 Carnley families living in Yorkshire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Carnley's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Carnley families in 1891.
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What did your Carnley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Woollen Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Carnley. 100% of Carnley men worked as a Woollen Weaver and 87% of Carnley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Woollen Weaver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Carnley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carnley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 337 immigration records available for the last name Carnley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Carnley. For the veterans among your Carnley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carnley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Carnley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Carnley in 1951 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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