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Sally Family History

Sally Name Meaning

Irish (Tyrone and Armagh): variant of Salley .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Solly, Scally, Nally, Lally, Mally, Fall, Staley, Dally, Tally, Wally

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Where is the Sally family from?

You can see how Sally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sally families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Sally families living in Maine. This was about 29% of all the recorded Sally's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Sally families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sally surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sally ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sally. 27% of Sally men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Sally women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sally were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Sally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sally 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sally. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sally. For the veterans among your Sally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sally lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sally in 1947 was 52, and 60 in 2004.

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