Railey Family History

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Railey Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss German Rölli (see Roelle). variant of Raile or Reile.

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

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Railey Family Origin

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Railey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Railey family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Railey. The most common Railey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Railey's were Farmers.

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Railey Life Expectancy

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