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 Family Origin

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Caley Family Occupations

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  • School

    30%
  • Shoemaker

    30%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

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

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Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caley

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