Orley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Orley Family Origin

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Orley Family Occupations

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  • Farm Labourer

    25%
  • Milliner

    25%
  • Silk Fact'Y

    25%
  • Works In ...

    25%

In 1880, Farm Labourer, Milliner and Silk Fact'Y were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orley. The most common Orley occupation in the USA was Farm Labourer. 25% of Orley's were Farm Labourers. A less common occupation for the Orley family was Works In ....

Source: Census data for Orley | Data not to scale

Orley Historical Records

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Orley Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Orley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Orley in 1964 was 70, and 96 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orley

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