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Wormley Name Meaning

Most probably English: habitational name from places in Hertfordshire and Surrey named Wormley, from Old English wyrm ‘snake’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’. There is, however, a suggestion that the family may be of Dutch origin and that this may be an altered form of an unidentified Dutch name.

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


Similar surnames: Worsley, Wortley, Worley, Woolley, Morley, Horsley, Comley, Corley

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Where is the Wormley family from?

You can see how Wormley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wormley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wormley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Wormley families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Wormley's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Wormley families in 1840.
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What did your Wormley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wormley. 32% of Wormley men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Wormley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wormley were Cook and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Janitor
    7%
  • Cook
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    21%
  • Domestic
    11%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 470 immigration records available for the last name Wormley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wormley. For the veterans among your Wormley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wormley lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wormley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wormley in 1948 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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