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Baley Family History

Baley Name Meaning

Variant of English Bailey.

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


Similar surnames: Bayley, Faley, Bale, Bales, Boley, Caley, Braley, Bazley, Beley

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Where is the Baley family from?

You can see how Baley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Baley families living in New York. This was about 14% of all the recorded Baley's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Baley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Baley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Baley. 25% of Baley men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Baley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baley were Miner and Cook.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Miner
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Cook
    8%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Baley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Baley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Baley. For the veterans among your Baley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Baley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Baley in 1951 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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