Galey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Galley. Ukrainian: nickname meaning ‘hasten’, ‘hurry’, from Proto-Slavic galiti ‘to shout’.

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


Similar surnames: Paley, Gailey, Galley, Gatley, Kaley, Ealey, Galen, Caley, Gales

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Galey Family Origin

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Galey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Student

    22%
  • School

    17%
  • Mill Man

    9%

In 1881, Farmer, Student and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galey. The most common Galey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Galey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Galey family was Mill Man.

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Galey Historical Records

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Galey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Galey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Galey in 1957 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galey

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