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Magley Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German and Swiss German Mäg(g)li, from the Germanic personal name Macco, Makko, a pet form of a compound name with the initial element mag- ‘kinsman’. Compare North German Mack.

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


Similar surnames: Dagley, Makley, Manley, Cagley, Maley, Wagley, Bagley, Fagley, Massey

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Where is the Magley family from?

You can see how Magley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Magley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Magley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Magley families living in British Columbia. This was about 71% of all the recorded Magley's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Magley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Magley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Magley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Magley. 33% of Magley men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Magley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Magley were Truck Driver and House Wife.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
  • Farm Wife
    13%
  • House Wife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Magley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magley 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 223 immigration records available for the last name Magley. 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 350 military records available for the last name Magley. For the veterans among your Magley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Magley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Magley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Magley in 1960 was 51, and 43 in 2004.

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