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Dawley Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Daly .

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


Similar surnames: Dalley, Dailey, Daley, Dowley, Gawley, Daily, Rawley, Cawley, Dowdey

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Where is the Dawley family from?

You can see how Dawley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dawley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dawley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 33 Dawley families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Dawley's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dawley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dawley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dawley. 50% of Dawley men worked as a General Labourer and 86% of Dawley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dawley were Bricklayers Labourer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • Bricklayers Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    86%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Dawley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dawley 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 Dawley. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Dawley. For the veterans among your Dawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dawley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dawley in 1950 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

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