Pauley Family History

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Pauley Name Meaning

English: from a medieval pet form of Paul. German: variant or derivative of Paul. Compare Poley.

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

Similar surnames: Paule, Pauly, Pasley, Pawley, Paul, Galley, Buley, Pulley, Magley

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Pauley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pauley name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pauley Family Origin

Where is the Pauley family from?

Pauley Family Occupations

What did your Pauley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pauley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Pauley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Pauley family was Dressmaker. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pauley.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Charwoman

  • Dressmaker


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

Pauley Historical Records

What Pauley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Pauley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pauley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pauley. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Pauley. For the veterans among your Pauley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pauley Life Expectancy

What is the average Pauley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pauley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pauley in 1941 was 69, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pauley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pauley 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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