Gateley Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Gateley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English gat ‘goat’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Possibly a variant spelling of the Irish surname Gately or English Gatley.

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

Similar surnames: Gailey, Gatley, Goatley, Madeley, Wakeley, Batley, Gately, Akeley

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Gateley Family Origin

Where is the Gateley family from?

Gateley Family Occupations

What did your Gateley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gateley. The most common Gateley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Gateley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gateley family was Farming.

View Census data for Gateley | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gateley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gateley Historical Records

What Gateley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gateley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gateley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Gateley

Passenger List

There are 828 immigration records available for the last name Gateley. 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.

View all Gateley immigration records

Draft Card

There are 721 military records available for the last name Gateley. For the veterans among your Gateley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gateley military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gateley family history.

Gateley Life Expectancy

What is the average Gateley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gateley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gateley in 1957 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gateley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gateley 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.

Look up another name