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Beley Name Meaning

English: most probably a variant of Beeley . Ukrainian: nickname from beley ‘cockchafer grub’ figuratively ‘imbecile dummy’. Americanized form of Rusyn (from Slovakia) Slovak and Slovenian Belej: nickname for a fair-haired or pale-skinned man derived from an adjective meaning ‘white light fair’ (see Belay ). As a Rusyn name it may alternatively be of the same origin as the Ukrainian name above.

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

Similar surnames: Yeley, Berley, Belew, Baley, Beeley, Boley, Buley, Eley, Besley

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Where is the Beley family from?

You can see how Beley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Beley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Beley families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Beley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Beley families in 1911.
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What did your Beley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Beley. 60% of Beley men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beley 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 752 immigration records available for the last name Beley. 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 450 military records available for the last name Beley. For the veterans among your Beley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Beley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Beley in 1951 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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