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Mailey Name Meaning

English: probably of Norman origin, a habitational name from any of the places in northern France called Mailly.

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


Similar surnames: Manley, Marley, Matley, Ailey, Bailey, Hailey, Gailey, Mailer, Hatley

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Where is the Mailey family from?

You can see how Mailey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mailey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mailey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Mailey families living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mailey's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Mailey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mailey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mailey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mailey. 32% of Mailey men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Mailey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mailey were New Worker and Waitress.

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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
    32%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mailey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mailey 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 Mailey. 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 665 military records available for the last name Mailey. For the veterans among your Mailey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mailey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mailey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Mailey in 1943 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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