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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carriage Manuf.

    6%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%
  • Dry G. & Grocer Mer.

    6%

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

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Palley Historical Records

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Palley Life Expectancy

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