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Folley Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places called La Folie in France of which there are examples in Aisne Eure-et-Loir and Calvados. Irish: variant of Foley

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

Similar surnames: Hollen, Filley, Holley, Boller, Olney, Gulley, Willey, Tilley, Onley

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Where is the Folley family from?

You can see how Folley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Folley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Folley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Folley families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Folley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Folley families in 1911.
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What did your Folley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Agent was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Folley. 34% of Folley men worked as an Agent. .

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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

  • Agent
  • Labourer
  • Journalier
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Folley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Folley. 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 Folley. For the veterans among your Folley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Folley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Folley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Folley in 1957 was 59, and 59 in 2004.

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