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Durley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhurthuille ‘descendant of Dubhurthuille’, a personal name of unexplained origin. English: habitational name from Durley in Hampshire or Durleigh in Somerset, both named from Old English deor ‘deer’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, or from Durley in Wiltshire, so named from Old English dierne ‘hidden’ + leah.

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


Similar surnames: Dudley, Hurley, Darley, Murley, Turley, Burley, Curley, Worley, Duley

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Durley Family Origin

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Durley Family Occupations

What did your Durley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Durley family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durley. The most common Durley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Durley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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Durley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Durley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durley 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 Durley. 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 Durley. For the veterans among your Durley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durley Life Expectancy

What is the average Durley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Durley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Durley in 1943 was 28, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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