Woodley Family History

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Woodley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Woodleigh in Devon, Woodley in Berkshire, or some other place named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + leah ‘clearing’, ‘pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Woolley, Woosley, Pooley, Wadley, Bordley, Wortley, Bodley, Hoadley

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Woodley Family Origin

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Woodley Family Occupations

What did your Woodley ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Woodley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Works On Farm

    4%

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

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Woodley Historical Records

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Woodley Life Expectancy

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