Caley Family History

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Caley Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in Eure and Seine-Maritime, France, called Cailly, from a Romano-Gallic personal name Callius + the locative suffix -acum. English: habitational name from a minor place called Caley in the parish of Winwick, Lancashire, named with Old English ca ‘jackdaw’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Irish: reduced and altered form of McCauley. Manx: variant of Callow.

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

Similar surnames: Carey, Carley, Paley, Coley, Caleb, Haley, Calley, Cales, Sales

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Caley Family Origin

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Caley Family Occupations

What did your Caley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Caley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Caley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Caley family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caley.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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

Caley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Caley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Caley. 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 Caley. For the veterans among your Caley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caley Life Expectancy

What is the average Caley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Caley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Caley in 1951 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caley 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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