Goodley Family History

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Goodley Name Meaning

English: variant of Godley. Probably also an Americanized spelling of South German and Swiss German Gütle (or the variants Güttly and Gütler), a status name for a smallholder (see Goodlin).

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

Similar surnames: Gordley, Gockley, Godley, Girdley, Cooley, Woodley, Gooley, Gorley

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Goodley Family Origin

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Goodley Family Occupations

What did your Goodley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goodley. 31% of Goodley men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Goodley women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goodley were Farm Laborer and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Laundress

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

Goodley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Goodley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodley 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 678 immigration records available for the last name Goodley. 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 670 military records available for the last name Goodley. For the veterans among your Goodley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goodley Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Goodley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goodley in 1962 was 65, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodley 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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