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Galley Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a seaman, from Middle English galy(e) ‘ship’, ‘barge’ (Old French galie, of uncertain origin). English: nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, from a reduced form of the place name Galilee. Scottish: variant of Gall 1, from the derivative gallda or the collective form gallaich. German: presumably a derivative of Gall. Northern French: variant of Gallet. This name is also found in French Switzerland and may have been brought to the U.S. from there.

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


Similar surnames: Galler, Halley, Gulley, Galle, Alley, Gailey, Gawley, Talley, Manley

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Galley Family Origin

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Galley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Galley family was Bricklayer. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galley. The most common Galley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Galley's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Galley Historical Records

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Galley Life Expectancy

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