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Maley Family History

Maley Name Meaning

Shortened and altered form of Irish O’Malley. Americanized form of Slovenian Malej ‘small’ or some other Slavic name meaning ‘small’ (see Maly and Malec).

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


Similar surnames: Malek, Maly, Manley, Mally, Mabey, Malley, Magley, Maxey, Caley

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Where is the Maley family from?

You can see how Maley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Maley families living in Ohio. This was about 16% of all the recorded Maley's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Maley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maley. 16% of Maley men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Maley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maley 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
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Maley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maley 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Maley. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Maley. For the veterans among your Maley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Maley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maley in 1942 was 20, and 78 in 2004.

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