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Qualey Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Quealy. Americanized or variant spelling of Norwegian Kvaløy, a habitational name from any of some ten farmsteads so named, from kval ‘whale’ + øy ‘island’ (Old Norse Hvaley).

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


Similar surnames: Quale, Qualley, Durley, Buley, Hulley, Gurley, Lumley, Curley, Dudley

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Qualey Family Origin

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Qualey Family Occupations

What did your Qualey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Qualey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Qualey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and In Soap Manu. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Qualey. A less common occupation for the Qualey family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • In Soap Manu.

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Qualey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Qualey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Qualey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Qualey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Qualey. For the veterans among your Qualey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Qualey Life Expectancy

What is the average Qualey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Qualey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Qualey in 1947 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Qualey 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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