Railey Family History

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Railey Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss German Rölli (see Roelle). variant of Raile or Reile.

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

Similar surnames: Gailey, Reiley, Rapley, Raile, Frailey, Rabey, Remley, Riley, Gravley

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Railey Family Origin

Where is the Railey family from?

Railey Family Occupations

What did your Railey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Railey family was Stone Quarryman. The most common Railey occupation in the UK was Assist Teacher Board School. 20% of Railey's were Assist Teacher Board Schools. Assist Teacher Board School, Bricklayer and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Railey.

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  • Assist Teacher Board School

  • Bricklayer

  • House Keeper

  • Stone Quarryman


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

Railey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Railey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Railey 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 Railey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Railey. For the veterans among your Railey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Railey Life Expectancy

What is the average Railey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Railey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Railey in 1943 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Railey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Railey 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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