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Cheeley Surname Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of South German Schiele or Swiss German Schieli. Compare Cheely .

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


Similar surnames: Chesley, Cheely, Chisley, Greeley, Steeley, Scheele, Sheeler, Henley

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Where is the Cheeley family from?

You can see how Cheeley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cheeley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cheeley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Cheeley families living in Derbyshire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Cheeley's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire and 2 other counties had the highest population of Cheeley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cheeley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cheeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cheeley. 60% of Cheeley men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Cheeley women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cheeley were Clerk and Merchant. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Merchant
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cheeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheeley 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 130 immigration records available for the last name Cheeley. 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 203 military records available for the last name Cheeley. For the veterans among your Cheeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cheeley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Cheeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Cheeley in 1951 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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