Goatley Family History

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Goatley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Goatley in Northiam, Sussex, so named from Old English gat ‘goat’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Oatley, Gateley, Hoadley, Batley, Godley, Gailey, Ottley, Whatley

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Goatley Family Origin

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Goatley Family Occupations

What did your Goatley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goatley family was Lives On Boat - Does Nothing. Farmer, Keeping House and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goatley. The most common Goatley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Goatley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Housekeeper

  • Lives On Boat - Does Nothing


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

Goatley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Goatley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goatley 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 491 immigration records available for the last name Goatley. 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 981 military records available for the last name Goatley. For the veterans among your Goatley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goatley Life Expectancy

What is the average Goatley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Goatley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Goatley in 1956 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goatley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goatley 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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