Gailey Family History

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Gailey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Staffordshire named Gailey, from Old English gagel ‘bog-myrtle’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. In some instances, an altered spelling of South German Gailer (variant of Geiler) or of Swiss Gälli (see Gall).

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


Similar surnames: Bailey, Galley, Hailey, Gateley, Grimley, Batley, Hanley, Marley

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Gailey Family Origin

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Gailey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gailey family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gailey. The most common Gailey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gailey's were Farmers.

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Gailey Historical Records

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Gailey Life Expectancy

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