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Gally Name Meaning

Swiss variant of German Galle.

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


Similar surnames: Galli, Galle, Galley, Golly, Gilly, Bally, Wally, Gall, Galler, Gully

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Where is the Gally family from?

You can see how Gally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gally families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gally families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gally's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Gally families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gally surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gally ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gally. 24% of Gally men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Gally women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gally were Clerk and Winder.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Winder
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gally 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gally. 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 Gally. For the veterans among your Gally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gally lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gally in 1960 was 58, and 64 in 2004.

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