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Chesley Family History

Chesley Surname Meaning

English: from Chearsley (Buckinghamshire) early recorded as Cherdesle or Chardesleye. Possibly an Americanized form of German Schüssler (see Schuessler ).

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

Similar surnames: Chisley, Hesley, Hensley, Checkley, Chumley, Wheeley, Charley

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Where is the Chesley family from?

You can see how Chesley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chesley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Chesley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Chesley families living in London. This was about 43% of all the recorded Chesley's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Chesley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chesley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chesley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Chesley. 100% of Chesley 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Chesley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chesley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chesley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Chesley. For the veterans among your Chesley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chesley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Chesley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Chesley in 1942 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

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