Ely Family Background

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Ely Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Ely family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 47
Female Servant 47
Independent 30
Male Servant 18
Weaver 15
Labourer 14
Ag Labourer 14
Farmer 11
Shoe Maker 7
Coal Miner 7
Carpenter 7
Blacksmith 6
Publican 5
Sawyer 5
Grocer 4
Servant 4
Tailor 4
Clerk 4
Butcher 4
Gardener 4
Pauper None 4
Builder 3
Miller 3
Engraver 3
Silk Winder 3

Ely Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Lay 33% 17,630
2 Eley 75% 13,721
3 Ely 100% 12,676
4 Ley 33% 10,502
5 Lye 33% 6,717
6 Ealey 60% 2,444
7 Loy 33% 2,069
8 Aley 50% 1,828
9 Iley 50% 1,726
10 Leay 50% 1,019
11 Elly 75% 781
12 Oley 50% 651
13 Laye 25% 642
14 Loye 25% 425
15 Ealy 75% 393
16 Elay 75% 272
17 Ailey 40% 270
18 Eli 67% 242
19 Leoy 50% 213
20 Auley 40% 164
21 Eeley 60% 119
22 Eloy 75% 115
23 Elli 50% 113
24 Oaley 40% 110

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The surname Ely is the 3rd most popular varient of Lay.

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