Goley Family History

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Goley Name Meaning

English: variant of Gulley. Possibly a variant of Irish Gooley.

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

Similar surnames: Golly, Gorley, Golay, Wiley, Poley, Boley, Soley, Moley, Roley, Goldy

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Goley Family Origin

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Goley Family Occupations

What did your Goley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Goley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Goley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goley family was Servant. Farmer and Hunter & Fishin were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Goley.

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  • Farmer

  • Hunter & Fishin

  • Servant


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

Goley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Goley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goley 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 674 immigration records available for the last name Goley. 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 850 military records available for the last name Goley. For the veterans among your Goley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goley Life Expectancy

What is the average Goley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Goley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Goley in 1954 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goley 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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