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Pulley Family History

Pulley Name Meaning

English: from Middle English Pulleis ‘man from Apulia’ (in Italy) (Middle English Poille, Poyle, Apuelle). English: habitational name from Pulley in Shropshire. German (of Slavic origin): from a personal name formed with Old Slavic bolij ‘more’, or a variant of Puley, from the medieval name of a Christian martyr Pelagius (from Greek pelagos ‘sea’).

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


Similar surnames: Gulley, Bulley, Paley, Puller, Galley, Dudley, Hulley, Pilley, Buley

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Where is the Pulley family from?

You can see how Pulley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pulley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pulley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Pulley families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Pulley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pulley families in 1911.
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What did your Pulley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pulley. 50% of Pulley men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    50%
  • Miner
    22%
  • Farmers Son
    15%
  • Labourer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Pulley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pulley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pulley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pulley. For the veterans among your Pulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pulley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pulley in 1947 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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