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Woolley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English wulf ‘wolf’ or perhaps the personal name or byname Wulf (see Wolf) + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One example in Somerset, however, has as its first element Middle English wolle, wulle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ (see Wool 2).

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


Similar surnames: Woosley, Woodley, Wortley, Woolsey, Pooley, Worsley, Willey, Worley

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Woolley Family Origin

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Woolley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Woolley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Woolley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Woolley family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woolley.

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Woolley Historical Records

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Woolley Life Expectancy

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