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Chumley Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Surrey): habitational name from Cholmondeley in Cheshire named from the Old English personal name Cēolmund + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The spelling of the surname reflects the current pronunciation of the placename.

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

Similar surnames: Chipley, Chesley, Plumley, Huxley, Chorley, Lumley, Comley, Causley

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Where is the Chumley family from?

You can see how Chumley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chumley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chumley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 25 Chumley families living in London. This was about 30% of all the recorded Chumley's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Chumley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chumley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chumley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Chumley. 92% of Chumley 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
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Chumley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chumley 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 417 immigration records available for the last name Chumley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chumley. For the veterans among your Chumley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chumley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Chumley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Chumley in 1955 was 69, and 70 in 2004.

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