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Stanley Family History

Stanley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stan ‘stone’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

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Name Distribution of Stanley Families

  • Number of Stanley families
     353 - 704
     118 - 352
     1 - 117
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stanley families
     1,005 - 2,007
     336 - 1,004
     1 - 335
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stanley families
     26 - 50
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Stanley Family Origin

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Stanley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Stanley

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Stanley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Stanley Civil War Service Records

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