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Gurley Family History

Gurley Name Meaning
English (Warwickshire): apparently a variant of Gourley or Gorley.Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Gourlé, from Old French gourle ‘money belt’. Its application as a surname is not clear; it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such receptacles, or perhaps a nickname for someone who was tight with his money.Alternatively, it may be an Americanized form of German Gerling or Gerlich.

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

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45,572 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,856 Military Records
1,517 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Gurley Families

  • Number of Gurley families
     51 - 99
     18 - 50
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gurley families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gurley families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gurley Family Origin

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Gurley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gurley

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Gurley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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