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Willey Family History

Willey Name Meaning
habitational name from any of various places so named. Those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; one in Devon probably has Old English wiðig ‘willow’ as the first element, while one in Surrey has Old English weoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’.variant spelling of Willy 2.

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

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Name Distribution of Willey Families

  • Number of Willey families
     98 - 194
     33 - 97
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Willey families
     346 - 689
     116 - 345
     1 - 115
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Willey families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Willey Family Origin

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Willey Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Willey

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Willey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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