Palley Family History

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Palley Name Meaning

Swiss French: from Old French palet, a term with a variety of meanings, any of which could have contributed to the surname: ‘post’, ‘paling’; ‘military exercise’; it also denoted an item of head armor. Variant spelling of Paley.

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


Similar surnames: Galley, Polley, Paley, Salley, Gulley, Pulley, Pelley, Pilley, Alley

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Palley Family Origin

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Palley Family Occupations

What did your Palley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Palley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Palley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Palley family was Dry G. & Grocer Mer.. Farmer, Carriage Manuf. and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Palley.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carriage Manuf.

    6%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%
  • Dry G. & Grocer Mer.

    6%

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

Palley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Palley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Palley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Palley. For the veterans among your Palley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palley Life Expectancy

What is the average Palley lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Palley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Palley in 1965 was 74, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palley 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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