Bagley Family History

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Bagley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, mainly in Berkshire, Shropshire, Somerset, and West Yorkshire. These get their names either from the Old English personal name Bacga + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’ or from an unattested Old English word, bagga, for a ‘bag-shaped’ animal (probably the badger) + leah.

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

Similar surnames: Barley, Batley, Bailey, Badley, Hagley, Marley, Dagley, Fagley

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Bagley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bagley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bagley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bagley Family Origin

Where is the Bagley family from?

Bagley Family Occupations

What did your Bagley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bagley family was Laundress. The most common Bagley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Bagley's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bagley.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Laundress


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

Bagley Historical Records

What Bagley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Bagley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bagley 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bagley. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Bagley. For the veterans among your Bagley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bagley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bagley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bagley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bagley in 1941 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bagley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bagley 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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