Gawley Family History

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Gawley Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGauley, a variant of McCauley. probably an Americanized form of German Golle, a variant of Gohl 1.

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

Similar surnames: Galley, Cawley, Gauley, Ganley, Gatley, Pasley, Dawley, Gailey

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Gawley Family Origin

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Gawley Family Occupations

What did your Gawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gawley occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 8% of Gawley's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Coal Miner and Flour Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gawley. A less common occupation for the Gawley family was Gen Lab.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Coal Miner

  • Flour Dealer

  • Gen Lab


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

Gawley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gawley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gawley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gawley. 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 489 military records available for the last name Gawley. For the veterans among your Gawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gawley Life Expectancy

What is the average Gawley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Gawley in 1963 was 69, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gawley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gawley 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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