Ealy Family History

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Ealy Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ely.

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

Similar surnames: Ealey, Sealy, Mealy, Eary, Egly, Early, Aly, Dealy, Kealy, Fealy

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Ealy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ealy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ealy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Ealy Family Origin

Where is the Ealy family from?

Ealy Family Occupations

What did your Ealy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ealy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Ealy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ealy family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Farms were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ealy.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farms

  • Carpenter


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

Ealy Historical Records

What Ealy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ealy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ealy 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 380 immigration records available for the last name Ealy. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ealy. For the veterans among your Ealy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ealy Life Expectancy

What is the average Ealy lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ealy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ealy in 1948 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ealy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ealy 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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