Foley Name Meaning

(southern) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Foghladha ‘descendant of Foghlaidh’, a byname meaning ‘pirate’, ‘marauder’. (northern) Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Searraigh (see McSharry), chosen because of its phonetic approximation to English foal.

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


Similar surnames: Soley, Coley, Furey, Fey, Godley, Fowle, Faley, Folley, Alley, Boley

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Foley Family Origin

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Foley Family Occupations

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In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foley. A less common occupation for the Foley family was Keeps House. The most common Foley occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Foley's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    2%

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Foley Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Foley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Foley in 1942 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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