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Galley Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a seaman, from Middle English galy(e) ‘ship’, ‘barge’ (Old French galie, of uncertain origin). English: nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, from a reduced form of the place name Galilee. Scottish: variant of Gall 1, from the derivative gallda or the collective form gallaich. German: presumably a derivative of Gall. Northern French: variant of Gallet. This name is also found in French Switzerland and may have been brought to the U.S. from there.

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


Similar surnames: Galler, Halley, Gulley, Galle, Alley, Gailey, Gawley, Talley, Manley

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Galley Family Origin

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Galley Family Occupations

What did your Galley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Galley family was School. Fisherman, Labourer and Scholar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galley. The most common Galley occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 14% of Galley's were Fishermans.

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  • Fisherman

    14%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Scholar

    7%
  • School

    7%

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Galley Historical Records

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Galley Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Galley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Galley in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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