Magley Family History

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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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Magley Family Origin

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Magley Family Occupations

What did your Magley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magley. The most common Magley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Magley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Magley family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Magley Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Magley Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Magley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magley 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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