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Goodley Name Meaning

English: variant of Godley. Probably also an Americanized spelling of South German and Swiss German Gütle (or the variants Güttly and Gütler), a status name for a smallholder (see Goodlin).

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


Similar surnames: Gordley, Gockley, Godley, Girdley, Cooley, Woodley, Gooley, Gorley

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Goodley Family Origin

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Goodley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    26%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goodley family was Farming. The most common Goodley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Goodley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodley.

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Goodley Historical Records

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Goodley Life Expectancy

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