Pulley Family History

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Pulley Name Meaning

English: from Middle English Pulleis ‘man from Apulia’ (in Italy) (Middle English Poille, Poyle, Apuelle). English: habitational name from Pulley in Shropshire. German (of Slavic origin): from a personal name formed with Old Slavic bolij ‘more’, or a variant of Puley, from the medieval name of a Christian martyr Pelagius (from Greek pelagos ‘sea’).

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

Similar surnames: Gulley, Bulley, Paley, Puller, Galley, Dudley, Hulley, Pilley, Buley

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Pulley Family Origin

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Pulley Family Occupations

What did your Pulley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pulley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Pulley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Shoe Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pulley. A less common occupation for the Pulley family was Basket Maker.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Shoe Finisher

  • Basket Maker


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

Pulley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Pulley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pulley 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 Pulley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pulley. For the veterans among your Pulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pulley Life Expectancy

What is the average Pulley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pulley in 1947 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pulley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pulley 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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