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Dagley Family History

Dagley Name Meaning

English: variant of Dadley itself a variant of Dudley with dissimilation of d-d to d-g. Americanized form of German Dägele (see Dagle ) or Degele from a short form of any of several ancient Germanic personal names formed with Old High German diot ‘people nation’.

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

Similar surnames: Dagle, Bagley, Magley, Fagley, Wagley, Darley, Cagley, Marley, Hagley

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Where is the Dagley family from?

You can see how Dagley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dagley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dagley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 67 Dagley families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Dagley's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Dagley families in 1911.
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What did your Dagley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dagley. 32% of Dagley men worked as a Labourer and 100% of Dagley women worked as a Servant. .

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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
  • Fisherman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dagley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dagley 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 619 immigration records available for the last name Dagley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dagley. For the veterans among your Dagley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dagley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dagley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dagley in 1950 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

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