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Ealey Family History

Ealey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ely.

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


Similar surnames: Eley, Ealy, Kaley, Eavey, Galey, Earley, Sealey, Kealey, Exley, Daley

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Where is the Ealey family from?

You can see how Ealey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ealey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ealey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Ealey families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Ealey's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Ealey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ealey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ealey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ealey. 40% of Ealey men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Ealey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ealey were Miner and Housework. .

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Labor
    4%
  • Miner
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ealey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ealey 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 541 immigration records available for the last name Ealey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ealey. For the veterans among your Ealey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ealey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ealey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Ealey in 1956 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

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