Straley Family History

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Straley Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Strahle, a variant of Strahl, or of Strehle.

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

Similar surnames: Stolley, Strahle, Steeley, Strahler, Steakley, Graley, Strider

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Straley Family Origin

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Straley Family Occupations

What did your Straley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Straley family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Straley. The most common Straley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Straley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith


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

Straley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Straley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Straley 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 607 immigration records available for the last name Straley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Straley. For the veterans among your Straley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Straley Life Expectancy

What is the average Straley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Straley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Straley in 1941 was 27, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Straley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Straley 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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