Alley Family History

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Alley Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Alli, Alleye, as forms such as Johannes filius Alli (Norfolk, 1205) make clear. This is of Scandinavian origin, cognate with Old Danish Alli, Old Swedish Alle. Americanized form of French Hallé (see Halley).

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

Similar surnames: Galley, Halley, Alvey, Manley, Axley, Salley, Valley, Apley, Allen

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Alley Family Origin

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Alley Family Occupations

What did your Alley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Alley family was Engine Driver. Blacksmith, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alley. The most common Alley occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 4% of Alley's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Engine Driver


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

Alley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Alley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alley 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Alley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Alley. For the veterans among your Alley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alley Life Expectancy

What is the average Alley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Alley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Alley in 1940 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alley 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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