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Curley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCurley. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in northern France named Corlay, for example in Côtes-du-Nord and Indre, or possibly from Corlieu, the former name of La Rue Saint Pierre in Oise. Reaney and Wilson suggest also it may have been a variant of the nickname Curlew, after the bird, Anglo-Norman French curleu.

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


Similar surnames: Murley, Durley, Carley, Gurley, Hurley, Corley, Burley, Turley, Buley

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Curley Family Origin

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Curley Family Occupations

What did your Curley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Curley occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Curley's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Curley. A less common occupation for the Curley family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Keeps House

    2%

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Curley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Curley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Curley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Curley. For the veterans among your Curley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Curley Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Curley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Curley in 1943 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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