Gulley Family History

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Gulley Name Meaning

English: descriptive nickname for a giant or a large man, from Middle English golias ‘giant’, from the Hebrew personal name Golyat Goliath. In the Bible Goliath was the champion of the Philistines, who stood ‘six cubits and a span’; he was defeated in single combat by the shepherd boy David (I Samuel 17), who killed him with a stone from his sling. There is unlikely to be any connection with the English vocabulary word gully (from Old French goulet ‘neck of a bottle’), which is not attested in this sense before the 17th century. Perhaps an altered spelling of French Goulley, a variant of Goulet.

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

Similar surnames: Galley, Gurley, Pulley, Tilley, Fuller, Gilley, Bulley, Hulley, Alley

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Gulley Family Origin

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Gulley Family Occupations

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In 1939, Motor Driver (heavy Worker) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gulley. 60% of Gulley men worked as a Motor Driver (heavy Worker) and 77% of Gulley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gulley were Master Tailor and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Driver (heavy Worker)
  • Master Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gulley Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gulley. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gulley. For the veterans among your Gulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gulley Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gulley in 1943 was 23, and 69 in 2004.

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