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Wally Family History

Wally Name Meaning

English: unexplained. South German: variant of Walli, from a short form of any Germanic personal name formed with Old High German waltan ‘to rule’ as a first part, as in Walter.

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

Similar surnames: Wall, Willy, Walla, Walle, Fall, Mally, Balle, Lally, Tally, Gall

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Where is the Wally family from?

You can see how Wally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wally families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Wally families living in Ontario. This was about 86% of all the recorded Wally's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wally families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wally surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wally ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Wally. .

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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

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wally 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 Wally. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wally. For the veterans among your Wally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wally lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wally in 1945 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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