Galey Family History

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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

What did your Galey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Galey. 45% of Galey men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Galey women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galey were Baker and Own Farm

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Baker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Dressmaker
    17%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Own Farm
    17%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Galey Historical Records

What Galey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Galey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Galey. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Galey. For the veterans among your Galey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galey Life Expectancy

What is the average Galey lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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