Haley Family History

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Haley Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Yorkshire): habitational name from any of several places named with Old English heg ‘hay’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Hadley, Harley, Hawley, Hailey, Healey, Hanley, Hatley, Hagley, Caley

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Haley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Haley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Haley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    26%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • France

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Haley Family Origin

Where is the Haley family from?

Haley Family Occupations

What did your Haley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Haley occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Haley's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haley. A less common occupation for the Haley family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%

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

Haley Historical Records

What Haley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 275,000 census records available for the last name Haley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haley 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Haley. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Haley. For the veterans among your Haley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haley Life Expectancy

What is the average Haley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Haley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Haley in 1943 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haley 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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