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Carley Family History

Carley Name Meaning
Reduced form of Irish McCarley.English: habitational name from the hamlet of Carley in Lifton, Devon, possibly named with Cornish ker ‘fort’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.Perhaps an Americanized form of German Kehrli or Kerle (see Kerley).

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

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Name Distribution of Carley Families

  • Number of Carley families
     110 - 218
     37 - 109
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Carley families
     116 - 229
     39 - 115
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Carley families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Carley Family Origin

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Carley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Carley

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Carley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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