Oley Name Meaning

German (Öley): occupational name for an oil merchant, from Middle High German oleier ‘oil miller’ (i.e. someone who extracted olive oil from olives), or from öl ‘oil’ + hey ‘administrator’, ‘ranger’. Compare Ohler.

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


Similar surnames: Ley, Bley, Kley, Poley, Klee, Boley, Eley, Soley, Iley, Coley

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Oley Family Origin

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Oley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oley. The most common Oley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Oley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oley family was Laborer.

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Oley Historical Records

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Oley Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Oley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Oley in 1949 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oley

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