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Bagley Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Baguley in Cheshire or from any of several places called Bagley in Devon Gloucestershire Shropshire Somerset and Yorkshire. These get their names either from the Old English personal name Bacga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ or from an unattested Old English word bagga for a ‘bag-shaped’ object or creature + lēah.

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

Similar surnames: Barley, Batley, Bailey, Badley, Hagley, Marley, Dagley, Fagley

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Where is the Bagley family from?

You can see how Bagley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bagley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bagley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 70 Bagley families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Bagley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bagley families in 1911.
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What did your Bagley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bagley. 56% of Bagley men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Bagley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bagley were Teamster and Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Teamster

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Farmers Daughter
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Bagley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bagley 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bagley. 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 Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Bagley. For the veterans among your Bagley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bagley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bagley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bagley in 1941 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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