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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


Similar surnames: Hurley, Turley, Durley, Curley, Manley, Morley, Murray, Gurley

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Murley Family Origin

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Murley Family Occupations

What did your Murley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murley.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Miner

    5%

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Murley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Murley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murley 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 Murley. 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 Murley. For the veterans among your Murley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Murley Life Expectancy

What is the average Murley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Murley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Murley in 1956 was 79, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murley 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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