Pawley Family History

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Pawley Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Pavilly in Seine-Maritime, which is named with the Gallo-Roman personal name Pavilius + the locative suffix -acum. English: from a pet form of Paul. Possibly an altered spelling of Pauli.

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

Similar surnames: Paley, Lawley, Powley, Padley, Tawney, Pasley, Fawley, Hawley, Barley

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Pawley Family Origin

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Pawley Family Occupations

What did your Pawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pawley. A less common occupation for the Pawley family was Tailor. The most common Pawley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Pawley's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Mason

  • Tailor


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

Pawley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Pawley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pawley 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 Pawley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pawley. For the veterans among your Pawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pawley Life Expectancy

What is the average Pawley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Pawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Pawley in 1946 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pawley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pawley 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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