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Pawley Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Pavilly in Seine-Maritime, which is named with the Gallo-Roman personal name Pavilius + the locative suffix -acum. English: from a pet form of Paul. Possibly an altered spelling of Pauli.

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


Similar surnames: Paley, Lawley, Powley, Padley, Tawney, Pasley, Fawley, Hawley, Barley

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Pawley Family Origin

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Pawley Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    24%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Stone Mason

    5%

In 1880, the most common Pawley occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Pawley's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pawley. A less common occupation for the Pawley family was Stone Mason.

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Pawley Historical Records

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Pawley Life Expectancy

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