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Fagley Family History

Fagley Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Fagley in Yorkshire so named from a dialect word feg ‘coarse grass’ + leye ‘pasture’. Variant of Fegley a surname of German or Swiss German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Bagley, Dagley, Fawley, Barley, Fadley, Hagley, Farley, Varley

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Where is the Fagley family from?

You can see how Fagley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fagley family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Fagley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Fagley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 73% of all the recorded Fagley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fagley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fagley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fagley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fagley. 25% of Fagley men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Fagley women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fagley were Machinist and Teacher. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Sewing
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fagley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fagley 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 151 immigration records available for the last name Fagley. 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 745 military records available for the last name Fagley. For the veterans among your Fagley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fagley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fagley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Fagley in 1942 was 29, and 50 in 2004.

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