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Cooley Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chúille ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Mochúille’, a rare Clare name, or a reduced form of McCooley, a variant of McCauley. Americanized form of German Kuhle or Kühle, variants of Kuhl.

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


Similar surnames: Gooley, Dooley, Colley, Cowley, Cooney, Cogley, Coley, Corley, Tooley

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Cooley Family Origin

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Cooley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Cooley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Cooley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cooley. A less common occupation for the Cooley family was Farm Laborer.

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Cooley Historical Records

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Cooley Life Expectancy

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