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Talley Surname Meaning

English: probably a variant of Tolley . English (of Norman origin): habitational name from one or more of the places in northern France named Tailly (Somme Ardennes). It is uncertain that this surname survived into modern times. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh ‘descendant of Taithleach’ a byname or personal name meaning ‘peaceable’. This surname is now very rare in Ireland. Americanized form of an unidentified German surname possibly Tallig: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name similar to Dietrich .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Halley, Galley, Tolley, Hanley, Malley, Manley, Tilley, Tally, Gallen

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You can see how Talley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Talley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Talley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Talley families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Talley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Talley families in 1911.
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What did your Talley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Talley. 100% of Talley men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Talley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Talley in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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