Talley Family History

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Talley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh ‘descendant of Taithleach’, a byname or personal name meaning ‘peaceable’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Tallig, from a short form of a Germanic personal name similar to Dietrich.

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


Similar surnames: Halley, Galley, Tolley, Hanley, Malley, Manley, Tilley, Tally, Gallen

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Talley Family Origin

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Talley Family Occupations

What did your Talley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chemistry Cleaner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Talley. 5% of Talley men worked as a Chemistry Cleaner and 62% of Talley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Talley were Asphalter (retired) and Ambulance Attendant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chemistry Cleaner
    5%
  • (retd) Police Constable
    3%
  • Agent Textile Manufacturer
    3%
  • Asphalter (retired)
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    62%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Boardery House Keeper
    4%
  • Ambulance Attendant
    2%

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

Talley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Talley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Talley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Talley. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Talley. For the veterans among your Talley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Talley Life Expectancy

What is the average Talley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Talley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Talley in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Talley

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