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Sealey Surname Meaning

English: variant of Seeley .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Seley, Selley, Kealey, Sealy, Ealey, Vealey, Seale, Healey, Seaney

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Where is the Sealey family from?

You can see how Sealey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sealey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sealey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 223 Sealey families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Sealey's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Sealey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sealey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sealey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sealey. 10% of Sealey men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Sealey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sealey were Carpenter and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Sealey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sealey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sealey. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Sealey. For the veterans among your Sealey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sealey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sealey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sealey in 1954 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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