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Saley Family History

Saley Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Soley, Sabey, Saler, Galey, Sales, Staley, Paley, Seley, Rasey, Baley

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Where is the Saley family from?

You can see how Saley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Saley families living in New York. This was about 62% of all the recorded Saley's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Saley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Saley. 28% of Saley men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Saley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saley were Farming and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Painter
    8%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Saley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saley 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 670 immigration records available for the last name Saley. 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 527 military records available for the last name Saley. For the veterans among your Saley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Saley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Saley in 1956 was 69, and 69 in 2004.

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