Malley Family History

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Malley Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O’Malley, Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Máille.

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

Similar surnames: Halley, Manley, Talley, Maley, Mally, Melley, Galley, Lalley, Calley

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Malley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Malley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Malley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Malley Family Origin

Where is the Malley family from?

Malley Family Occupations

What did your Malley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Malley occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Malley's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Malley. A less common occupation for the Malley family was Miner.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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

Malley Historical Records

What Malley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Malley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malley 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Malley. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Malley. For the veterans among your Malley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malley Life Expectancy

What is the average Malley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Malley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Malley in 1944 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Malley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Malley 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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