Gorley Family History

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Gorley Name Meaning

Northern English variant of Scottish Gourley. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of French Gourlé (see Gurley).

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

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Gorley Family Origin

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Gorley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

In 1880, the most common Gorley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gorley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gorley family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorley.

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Gorley Historical Records

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Gorley Life Expectancy

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