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Morley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Morley (for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, County Durham, Norfolk, and West Yorkshire), or Moreleigh in Devon, all of which are named from Old English mor ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Possibly an altered spelling of French Morlet, a nickname from a diminutive of Old French mor ‘brown’, ‘dark’ (from Latin Maurus ‘Moor’).

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

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Morley Family Origin

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Morley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morley. The most common Morley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Morley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Morley family was Carpenter.

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Morley Life Expectancy

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