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Horsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and Surrey, so named from Old English hors ‘horse’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. The reference is probably to a place where horses were put out to pasture. The surname is widespread in north-central England.

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


Similar surnames: Worsley, Horsey, Housley, Hartley, Morley, Hockley, Thorley, Wortley

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Horsley Family Origin

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Horsley Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Horsley family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horsley. The most common Horsley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Horsley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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Horsley Historical Records

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Horsley Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Horsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Horsley in 1945 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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