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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Talley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Talley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    6%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Talley Family Origin

Where is the Talley family from?

Talley Family Occupations

What did your Talley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Talley family was Manchester Warehouseman. The most common Talley occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 20% of Talley's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Housekeeper (Offices) and Labourer General were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Talley.

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  • Annuitant

    20%
  • Housekeeper (Offices)

    20%
  • Labourer General

    20%
  • Manchester Warehouseman

    20%

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

Talley Historical Records

What Talley family records will you find?

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Talley 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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