Chorley Family History

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Chorley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, notably those in Lancashire and Cheshire, named Chorley, from Old English ceorla, genitive plural of ceorl ‘peasant’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Corley, Thorley, Charley, Morley, Charnley, Chipley, Chumley, Copley

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Chorley Family Origin

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Chorley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Tailor

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chorley family was Tailor. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chorley. The most common Chorley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Chorley's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Chorley Historical Records

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Chorley Life Expectancy

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