Sealy Family History

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Sealy Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Sealey. Welsh: from the personal name Selyf or Selau, medieval Welsh vernacular forms of Solomon. Irish: probably a variant of Shealy (in counties Kerry and Cork); in other areas it is of English or Welsh origin, as in 1 and 2.

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

Similar surnames: Dealy, Seal, Healy, Kealy, Sealey, Veale, Fealy, Mealy, Ealy, Seely

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Sealy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sealy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sealy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Ivory Coast/Ghana


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Sealy Family Origin

Where is the Sealy family from?

Sealy Family Occupations

What did your Sealy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sealy family was Laborer. The most common Sealy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Sealy's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sealy.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sealy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sealy Historical Records

What Sealy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Sealy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sealy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Sealy. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sealy. For the veterans among your Sealy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sealy Life Expectancy

What is the average Sealy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sealy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sealy in 1945 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sealy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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