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Carley Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McCarley. English: habitational name from the hamlet of Carley in Lifton, Devon, possibly named with Cornish ker ‘fort’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Perhaps an Americanized form of German Kehrli or Kerle (see Kerley).

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


Similar surnames: Carey, Caley, Farley, Corley, Barley, Harley, Charley, Darley, Marley

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Carley Family Origin

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Carley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Blacksmith and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carley. The most common Carley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Carley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Carley family was Farmer.

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Carley Historical Records

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Carley Life Expectancy

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