Maley Family History

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Maley Name Meaning

Shortened and altered form of Irish O’Malley. Americanized form of Slovenian Malej ‘small’ or some other Slavic name meaning ‘small’ (see Maly and Malec).

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

Similar surnames: Malek, Maly, Manley, Mally, Mabey, Malley, Magley, Maxey, Caley

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Maley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Maley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Maley Family Origin

Where is the Maley family from?

Maley Family Occupations

What did your Maley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Sailor and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maley. A less common occupation for the Maley family was Agent. The most common Maley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Maley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Sailor

  • School

  • Agent


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

Maley Historical Records

What Maley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Maley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maley 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Maley. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Maley. For the veterans among your Maley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maley Life Expectancy

What is the average Maley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Maley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maley in 1942 was 20, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maley 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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