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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

What did your Staley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

    16%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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.

Staley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Staley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Staley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Staley. 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 Staley. For the veterans among your Staley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Staley Life Expectancy

What is the average Staley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Staley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Staley in 1940 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Staley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Staley 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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