Coley Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): nickname for a swarthy person, from Old English colig ‘dark’, ‘black’ (a derivative of col ‘(char)coal’). English: possibly a habitational name from Coaley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English as ‘woodland clearing (leah) with a hut or shelter (cofa)’. Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Kohli or Kohler.

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

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Coley Family Origin

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Coley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coley. A less common occupation for the Coley family was Keeping House. The most common Coley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Coley's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Coley | Data not to scale

Coley Historical Records

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Coley Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Coley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Coley in 1944 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coley

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