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Aley Family History

Aley Name Meaning

English (Essex):: perhaps a habitational name from Aley Green in Caddington Bedfordshire (earlier in Hertfordshire) although this placename may be inversely from the surname. alternatively perhaps from the Middle English female personal name Ayleve (from an Old English personal name such as Æthelgifu ‘noble’ + gift’).

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


Similar surnames: Ally, Axley, Faley, Avey, Arey, Baley, Caley, Paley, Eley, Ley

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Where is the Aley family from?

You can see how Aley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Aley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Aley families living in Ohio. This was about 25% of all the recorded Aley's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Aley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Aley. 28% of Aley men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Aley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aley were Manager and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Aley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aley 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 879 immigration records available for the last name Aley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Aley. For the veterans among your Aley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Aley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Aley in 1954 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

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