Caley Family History

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Caley Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in Eure and Seine-Maritime, France, called Cailly, from a Romano-Gallic personal name Callius + the locative suffix -acum. English: habitational name from a minor place called Caley in the parish of Winwick, Lancashire, named with Old English ca ‘jackdaw’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Irish: reduced and altered form of McCauley. Manx: variant of Callow.

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

Similar surnames: Carey, Carley, Paley, Coley, Caleb, Haley, Calley, Cales, Sales

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Caley Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Caley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Caley Family Origin

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Caley Family Occupations

What did your Caley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Caley occupation in Canada was School. 30% of Caley's were Schools. School, Shoemaker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caley. A less common occupation for the Caley family was Laborer.

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  • School

  • Shoemaker

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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Caley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Caley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Caley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Caley. For the veterans among your Caley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caley Life Expectancy

What is the average Caley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Caley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Caley in 1951 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caley 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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