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Haley Family History

Haley Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Yorkshire): habitational name from any of several places named with Old English heg ‘hay’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Hadley, Harley, Hawley, Hailey, Healey, Hanley, Hatley, Hagley, Caley

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Where is the Haley family from?

You can see how Haley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 82 Haley families living in Maine. This was about 17% of all the recorded Haley's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Haley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haley. 16% of Haley men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Haley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haley were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 275,000 census records available for the last name Haley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haley 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Haley. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Haley. For the veterans among your Haley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Haley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Haley in 1943 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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