Charnley Family History

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Charnley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from an unindentified place, probably named with Celtic carn ‘cairn’, ‘pile of stones’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Charley.

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


Similar surnames: Charley, Carnley, Chalkley, Chorley, Thornley, Hartley, Carley

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Charnley Family Origin

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Charnley Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Cotton Weaver

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Charnley. A less common occupation for the Charnley family was Coal Miner. The most common Charnley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Charnley's were Farmers.

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Charnley Historical Records

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Charnley Life Expectancy

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