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Wortley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Yorkshire called Wortley. The one near Barnsley is named with Old English wyrt ‘plant’, ‘vegetable’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the one near Leeds probably has as its first element an unattested Old English personal name, Wyrca, perhaps a short form of a compound name with a first element weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’.

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

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Wortley Family Origin

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Wortley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Clothier

    4%

In 1880, the most common Wortley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Wortley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wortley family was Clothier. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wortley.

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Wortley Life Expectancy

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