Chorley Family History

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Chorley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, notably those in Lancashire and Cheshire, named Chorley, from Old English ceorla, genitive plural of ceorl ‘peasant’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Corley, Thorley, Charley, Morley, Charnley, Chipley, Chumley, Copley

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Chorley Family Origin

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Chorley Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chorley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Blacksmith

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Gentleman

    17%

In 1880, the most common Chorley occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 17% of Chorley's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Chorley family was Gentleman. Blacksmith, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chorley.

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Chorley Historical Records

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Chorley Life Expectancy

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