Tapley Family History

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Tapley Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Tapeley in Devon, which Ekwall derives from Old English tæppa ‘peg’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, i.e. ‘wood where pegs are obtained’.

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


Similar surnames: Stapley, Apley, Tarpley, Hanley, Manley, Marley, Hatley, Tilley

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Tapley Family Origin

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Tapley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tapley. The most common Tapley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Tapley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tapley family was Farm Laborer.

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Tapley Historical Records

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Tapley Life Expectancy

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