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Galley Family History

Galley Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a seaman, from Middle English galy(e) ‘ship’, ‘barge’ (Old French galie, of uncertain origin).English: nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, from a reduced form of the place name Galilee.Scottish: variant of Gall 1, from the derivative gallda or the collective form gallaich.German: presumably a derivative of Gall.Northern French: variant of Gallet. This name is also found in French Switzerland and may have been brought to the U.S. from there.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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2,683 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Galley Families

  • Number of Galley families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Galley families
     105 - 207
     36 - 104
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Galley families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Galley Family Origin

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Galley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Galley

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Galley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Galley Civil War Service Records

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