Dayley Family History

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Dayley Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name, with fused Norman preposition d(e), for someone from any of the numerous places in northern France called Ouilly.

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

Similar surnames: Mailey, Darley, Dagley, Hanley, Barley, Marley, Manley, Harley

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Dayley Family Origin

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Dayley Family Occupations

What did your Dayley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dayley family was Coal Miner. The most common Dayley occupation in the UK was Agr Laborer. 9% of Dayley's were Agr Laborers. Agr Laborer, Agricultural Labourer and Brick Makers Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dayley.

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  • Agr Laborer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Brick Makers Lab

  • Coal Miner


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

Dayley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dayley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dayley 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 750 immigration records available for the last name Dayley. 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 765 military records available for the last name Dayley. For the veterans among your Dayley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dayley Life Expectancy

What is the average Dayley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dayley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Dayley in 1944 was 30, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dayley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dayley 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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