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Carley Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McCarley. English: habitational name from the hamlet of Carley in Lifton, Devon, possibly named with Cornish ker ‘fort’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Perhaps an Americanized form of German Kehrli or Kerle (see Kerley).

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


Similar surnames: Carey, Caley, Farley, Corley, Barley, Harley, Charley, Darley, Marley

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Carley Family Origin

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Carley Family Occupations

What did your Carley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Carley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Carley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Carley family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carley.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Carley Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Carley ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Carley Life Expectancy

What is the average Carley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Carley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carley in 1945 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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