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Murley Name Meaning

Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murthuile, ‘descendant of Murthuile’, a personal name from murthuile ‘sea tide’ (muir ‘sea’ + tuile ‘tide’, ‘flood’). Irish (Donegal and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murghaile ‘descendant of Murghal’, a personal name from muir ‘sea’ + gal ‘valor’. English: possibly of Irish origin, but it occurs chiefly in southwestern counties, suggesting that it may be a variant of the habitational name Morley, from Moreleigh in Devon.

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

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Murley Family Origin

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Murley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Miner

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murley. A less common occupation for the Murley family was Miner. The most common Murley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Murley's were Farmers.

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Murley Life Expectancy

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