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Lally Family History

Lally Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of Mullally. French (L’Ally): habitational name for someone who came from either of two places called Ally. French: variant of Laly, a habitational name from a place so named.

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

Similar surnames: Dally, Lilly, Mally, Lalley, Tally, Tilly, Halle, Wall, Fall, Billy

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Where is the Lally family from?

You can see how Lally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lally families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Lally families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Lally's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lally families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lally surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lally ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lally. 13% of Lally men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lally women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lally were Farmer and Housewife.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Lally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lally 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Lally. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Lally. For the veterans among your Lally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lally lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lally in 1947 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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