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Beley Family History

Beley Name Meaning

English: most probably a variant of Beeley.

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


Similar surnames: Yeley, Berley, Belew, Baley, Beeley, Boley, Buley, Eley, Besley

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Where is the Beley family from?

You can see how Beley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Beley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Beley families living in New York. This was about 56% of all the recorded Beley's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Beley families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beley. 31% of Beley men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Beley women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beley were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beley 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 752 immigration records available for the last name Beley. 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 450 military records available for the last name Beley. For the veterans among your Beley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Beley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Beley in 1951 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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