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Woolley Family History

Woolley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English wulf ‘wolf’ or perhaps the personal name or byname Wulf (see Wolf) + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One example in Somerset, however, has as its first element Middle English wolle, wulle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ (see Wool 2).

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

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Name Distribution of Woolley Families

  • Number of Woolley families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Woolley families
     546 - 1,090
     183 - 545
     1 - 182
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Woolley families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Woolley Family Origin

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Woolley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Woolley

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Woolley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Woolley census records

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Woolley Civil War Service Records

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