Bley Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a lead miner or lead worker, from Middle High German bli ‘lead’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of German Blei (Yiddish blaj), due to replacement of the -ei or -aj with Russian -ej.

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


Similar surnames: Bly, Ley, Oley, Fey, Buley, Klee, Blew, Boley, Eley, Brey

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Bley Family Origin

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Bley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bley. The most common Bley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Bley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bley family was Carpenter.

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Bley Historical Records

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Bley Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Bley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bley in 1958 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bley

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