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Gateley Family History

Gateley Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): variant of Gately . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gatlaoich see Gately .

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

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

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Where is the Gateley family from?

You can see how Gateley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gateley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gateley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Gateley families living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gateley's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Gateley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gateley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gateley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gateley. 34% of Gateley men worked as a General Labourer and 87% of Gateley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gateley were Solicitor and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Navvy
  • Chartered Civil Engineer
  • Solicitor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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.

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Draft Cards

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.

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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.

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