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Manley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘common wood or clearing’, from (ge)m?ne ‘common’, ‘shared’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages. English: nickname from Middle English mannly ‘manly’, ‘virile’, ‘brave’ (Old English mannlic, originally ‘man-like’). Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Ó Máinle (and often pronounced Mauly), of unexplained origin. Compare Malley. Irish (Connacht and Donegal): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maonghaile ‘descendant of Maonghal’, a personal name derived from words meaning ‘wealth’ and ‘valor’.

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


Similar surnames: Hanley, Marley, Maney, Mander, Paley, Munley, Batley, Maley, Magley

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Manley Family Origin

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Manley Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Manley Historical Records

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Manley Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Manley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Manley in 1940 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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