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Chisley Surname Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Chisley Vale in Norfolk or alternatively a variant of Chesley .

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

Similar surnames: Chesley, Chrisley, Chisler, Cilley, Crissey, Chipley, Daisley

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Where is the Chisley family from?

You can see how Chisley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chisley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chisley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Chisley families living in Staffordshire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Chisley's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Chisley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chisley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chisley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Chisley. 100% of Chisley 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 2,000 census records available for the last name Chisley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chisley 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 91 immigration records available for the last name Chisley. 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 376 military records available for the last name Chisley. For the veterans among your Chisley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chisley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Chisley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Chisley in 1960 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

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