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Manley Family History

Manley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘common wood or clearing’, from (ge)m?ne ‘common’, ‘shared’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages.English: nickname from Middle English mannly ‘manly’, ‘virile’, ‘brave’ (Old English mannlic, originally ‘man-like’).Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Ó Máinle (and often pronounced Mauly), of unexplained origin. Compare Malley.Irish (Connacht and Donegal): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maonghaile ‘descendant of Maonghal’, a personal name derived from words meaning ‘wealth’ and ‘valor’.

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

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Name Distribution of Manley Families

  • Number of Manley families
     170 - 338
     57 - 169
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Manley families
     320 - 638
     107 - 319
     1 - 106
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Manley families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Manley Family Origin

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Manley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Manley

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Manley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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