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Safley Family History

Safley Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Saley, Soley, Manley, Galley, Pasley, Sallee, Malley, Matley, Sidley

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Where is the Safley family from?

You can see how Safley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Safley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Safley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Safley families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Safley's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Safley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Safley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Safley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Safley. 35% of Safley men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Safley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Safley were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Cashier
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Safley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Safley 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 99 immigration records available for the last name Safley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 999 military records available for the last name Safley. For the veterans among your Safley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Safley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Safley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Safley in 1960 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

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