Valley Family History

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Valley Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English valeye.

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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Valley Family Origin

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Valley Family Occupations

What did your Valley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Valley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Valley's were Farmers. Farmer, Dress Maker and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Valley. A less common occupation for the Valley family was Farmer'S Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Dress Maker

  • Farmer Son

  • Farmer'S Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Valley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Valley Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Valley Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Valley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Valley 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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