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Gravley Name Meaning

English: variant of Gravely .

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

Similar surnames: Graley, Grasley, Gravely, Gailey, Gravlee, Gatley, Railey, Gramley

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Where is the Gravley family from?

You can see how Gravley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gravley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gravley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Gravley families living in Manitoba. This was about 60% of all the recorded Gravley's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Gravley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gravley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gravley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gravley. 36% of Gravley men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Gravley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gravley were Truck Driver and House Work. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
  • House Work
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gravley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gravley 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 76 immigration records available for the last name Gravley. 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 680 military records available for the last name Gravley. For the veterans among your Gravley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gravley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gravley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gravley in 1952 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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