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Marley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called, for example in Devon, Kent, and West Yorkshire. According to Ekwall, the first element of these place names is respectively Old English (ge)m?re ‘boundary’, myrig ‘pleasant’, and mearð ‘(pine) marten’. The second element in each case is Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. This surname was taken to Ireland by a Northumbrian family who settled there in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Barley, Morley, Darley, Manley, Varley, Harley, Farley, Carley

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Marley Family Origin

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Marley Family Occupations

What did your Marley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marley. A less common occupation for the Marley family was Farming. The most common Marley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Marley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    3%

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Marley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Marley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Marley. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Marley. For the veterans among your Marley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marley Life Expectancy

What is the average Marley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Marley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Marley in 1946 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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