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Valley Family History

Valley Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(in the) valley’ from Middle English valeie.

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


Similar surnames: Vallet, Galley, Valle, Vallee, Alley, Valles, Halley, Paley, Galler

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Where is the Valley family from?

You can see how Valley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Valley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 77 Valley families living in Quebec. This was about 41% of all the recorded Valley's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Valley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Valley. 49% of Valley men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Valley women worked as a Servant. .

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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
    49%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    100%
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What Valley family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Valley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valley 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 Valley. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Valley. For the veterans among your Valley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Valley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Valley in 1942 was 25, and 67 in 2004.

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