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Whaley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whaley in Derbyshire, Whalley in Lancashire, or Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire (formerly in Cheshire). The first is probably named with Old English wælla ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’. The second has as the first element Old English hwæl ‘round hill’, and the last has Old English weg ‘path’, ‘road’ as the first element, the second element in both cases also being leah.

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

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Whaley Family Origin

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Whaley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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Whaley Life Expectancy

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