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Oatley Name Meaning

habitational name from Oteley in Ellesmere, Shropshire, named with Old English ate ‘oats’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. variant of Oakley.

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


Similar surnames: Oakley, Hatley, Ratley, Batley, Goatley, Ottley, Matley, Manley

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Oatley Family Origin

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Oatley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Physician

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oatley family was Physician. The most common Oatley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Oatley's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oatley.

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Oatley Historical Records

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Oatley Life Expectancy

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