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Tally Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Talley. Irish (County Longford): occasionally a variant of Tully. French: occupational name from a variant of Old French tailleur, an agent derivative of tailler ‘to cut’, hence an occupational name for a tailor or stonecutter.

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

Similar surnames: Mally, Lally, Tilly, Talty, Talley, Ally, Dally, Staley, Tully, Gall

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Where is the Tally family from?

You can see how Tally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tally families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 47 Tally families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Tally's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Tally families in 1840.
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What did your Tally ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tally. 25% of Tally men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Tally women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tally were Farming and Laborer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Tally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tally 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tally. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Tally. For the veterans among your Tally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tally lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Tally in 1946 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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