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Pulley Family History

Pulley Name Meaning

English: from Middle English Pulleis ‘man from Apulia’ a country in Italy named in the Middle English as Poille Poyle Apuelle. English: habitational name from Pulley in Shropshire. Possibly also an Americanized form of German Puley: from the medieval personal name Pelagius (from Greek pelagos ‘sea’) the name of a Christian martyr.

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

Similar surnames: Gulley, Bulley, Paley, Puller, Galley, Dudley, Hulley, Pilley, Buley

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Where is the Pulley family from?

You can see how Pulley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pulley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pulley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Pulley families living in Tennessee. This was about 17% of all the recorded Pulley's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Pulley families in 1840.
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What did your Pulley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pulley. 23% of Pulley men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Pulley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pulley were Farming 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Pulley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pulley 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 Pulley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pulley. For the veterans among your Pulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pulley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pulley in 1947 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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