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Makley Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German and Swiss Mäg(g)li (see Magley).

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


Similar surnames: Magley, Mackley, Bakley, Maley, Yokley, Yackley, Mickley, Eakle

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Where is the Makley family from?

You can see how Makley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Makley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Makley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Makley families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 80% of all the recorded Makley's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Makley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Makley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Makley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Makley. 25% of Makley men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Makley women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Makley were Blacksmith and Presser.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Blacksmith
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Presser
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Makley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Makley 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 152 immigration records available for the last name Makley. 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 252 military records available for the last name Makley. For the veterans among your Makley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Makley lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Makley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Makley in 1949 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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