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Herley Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Hurley probably via Herlihy . English: variant of Harley or Hurley .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kerley, Hurley, Hedley, Hersey, Wherley, Verley, Harley, Berley

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Where is the Herley family from?

You can see how Herley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Herley families living in Maryland. This was about 29% of all the recorded Herley's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Herley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herley. 20% of Herley men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Herley women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herley were Clerk and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Herley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Herley. 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 Cards

There are 725 military records available for the last name Herley. For the veterans among your Herley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Herley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Herley in 1961 was 51, and 102 in 2004.

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