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Markley Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Markly in Heathfield (Sussex). The placename derives from Old English mearc ‘mark boundary’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. habitational name from Much Marcle and Little Marcle (Herefordshire). The placename derives from Old English mearc ‘mark boundary’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. perhaps a variant of Martley which is probably a shortened form of Martland a variant of Markland or else a habitational name from Martley (Worcestershire) which probably derives from Old English mearth ‘marten weasel’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Markle, Mackley, Marley, Kirkley, Barley, Yardley, Murley, Rackley

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Where is the Markley family from?

You can see how Markley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Markley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Markley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 50 Markley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Markley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Markley families in 1840.
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What did your Markley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Markley. 18% of Markley men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Markley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Markley were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Markley. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Markley. For the veterans among your Markley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Markley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Markley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Markley in 1945 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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