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Worley Family History

Worley Name Meaning
English: most probably a habitational name, either from a variant spelling of Wortley, or alternatively from places in Essex and Somerset called Warley, named in Old English with wær, wer ‘weir’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Warley in the West Midlands, which is named with Old English weorf ‘draft oxen’ + leah.

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

843,259 Historical Documents with Worley on Ancestry.com
158,121 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
21,184 Military Records
4,035 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Worley Families

  • Number of Worley families
     88 - 174
     30 - 87
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Worley families
     159 - 315
     54 - 158
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Worley families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Worley Family Origin

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Worley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Worley

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Worley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Worley Civil War Service Records

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