Boley Family History

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Boley Name Meaning

South German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Pelagius (from Greek Pelagios, a derivative of pelagos ‘sea’; compare Spanish Pelayo). Saint Pelagius is the patron saint of Constance. English: variant of Bulley.

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

Similar surnames: Bolen, Buley, Soley, Boler, Bole, Bosley, Coley, Roley, Boxley, Boles

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Boley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boley. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Boley Family Origin

Where is the Boley family from?

Boley Family Occupations

What did your Boley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boley family was Ag Lab (General). The most common Boley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 16% of Boley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Baker and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boley.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Baker

  • Laundress

  • Ag Lab (General)


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

Boley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Boley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boley 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 Boley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Boley. For the veterans among your Boley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boley Life Expectancy

What is the average Boley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Boley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Boley in 1942 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boley 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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