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Pauley Family History

Pauley Name Meaning

English: from a medieval pet form of Paul. German: variant or derivative of Paul. Compare Poley.

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

Similar surnames: Paule, Pauly, Pasley, Pawley, Paul, Galley, Buley, Pulley, Magley

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Where is the Pauley family from?

You can see how Pauley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pauley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pauley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Pauley families living in Ontario. This was about 76% of all the recorded Pauley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pauley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pauley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pauley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Pauley. 39% of Pauley men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Pauley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pauley were Painter and Student.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife
  • Servant
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Pauley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pauley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pauley. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Pauley. For the veterans among your Pauley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pauley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pauley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pauley in 1941 was 69, and 73 in 2004.

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