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Folley Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the minor places in Wiltshire, Warwickshire, and other counties called (The) Folly, usually from Middle English folie in the sense ‘folly’, ‘foolish enterprise’, but otherwise from Old French feuillie ‘leafy bower or shelter’, later ‘clump of trees’. In some cases, the name may be topographic. nickname for an eccentric or foolish person, from Old French folie ‘foolishness’.

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

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Folley Family Origin

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Folley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Teamster

    3%

In 1880, the most common Folley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Folley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Folley family was Teamster. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folley.

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Folley Life Expectancy

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