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Staley Name Meaning

English: byname from Middle English staley ‘resolute’, ‘reliable’, a reduced form of Stallard. Belgian French: from Old French estalee ‘fish trap’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or topographic name for someone who lived near where fish traps were set.

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


Similar surnames: Sale, Staple, Stables, Sales, Stanley, Paley, Stacey, Stapley, Staves

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Staley Family Origin

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Staley Family Occupations

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

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  • Coal Miner

    16%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Staley. The most common Staley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 16% of Staley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Staley family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Staley Historical Records

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Staley Life Expectancy

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