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Buley Name Meaning

English: variant of the Norman habitational name Beaulieu, or possibly a variant of Bulley. Americanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Bulej (see Bula). Perhaps a variant of German Puley, from a short form for the medieval saint’s name Pelagius (see Boley).

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


Similar surnames: Bulley, Boley, Duley, Burley, Busey, Bruley, Pulley, Gurley, Bulen

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Where is the Buley family from?

You can see how Buley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Buley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Buley families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Buley's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Buley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buley. 26% of Buley men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Buley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buley were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 658 immigration records available for the last name Buley. 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 816 military records available for the last name Buley. For the veterans among your Buley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Buley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Buley in 1956 was 51, and 86 in 2004.

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