Ailey Family History

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Ailey Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from a minor place in Herefordshire called Ailey, or alternatively from a place called Hailey (see Haley).

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

Similar surnames: Airey, Adley, Gailey, Iley, Bailey, Hailey, Mailey, Apley, Ainley

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Ailey Family Origin

Where is the Ailey family from?

Ailey Family Occupations

What did your Ailey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ailey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Ailey's were Farmers. Farmer, House Keeper and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ailey. A less common occupation for the Ailey family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • House Keeper

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer


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

Ailey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ailey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ailey 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Ailey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 614 military records available for the last name Ailey. For the veterans among your Ailey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ailey Life Expectancy

What is the average Ailey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ailey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ailey in 1962 was 81, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ailey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ailey 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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