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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

What did your Bley ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bley. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bley. For the veterans among your Bley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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