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Bakley Family History

Bakley Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Dutch or Belgian Backele, from a diminutive of Bachelier, French form of Batchelor. Alternatively, perhaps, an Americanized form of German Baechle.

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


Similar surnames: Makley, Barley, Bakey, Buley, Masley, Yokley, Bohley, Magley, Bailey

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Where is the Bakley family from?

You can see how Bakley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bakley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bakley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Bakley families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Bakley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bakley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bakley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bakley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bakley. 28% of Bakley men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Bakley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bakley were Farm Labor 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Farm Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • Laborer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bakley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bakley 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 243 immigration records available for the last name Bakley. 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 409 military records available for the last name Bakley. For the veterans among your Bakley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bakley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bakley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bakley in 1958 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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