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Copley Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called Copley, for example in County Durham, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire, from the Old English personal name Coppa (apparently a byname for a tall man) or from copp ‘hilltop’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Cowley, Corley, Cropley, Comley, Coley, Oxley, Bodley, Godley, Onley

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Copley Family Origin

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Copley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    1%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Copley. A less common occupation for the Copley family was Blacksmith. The most common Copley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Copley's were Coal Miners.

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Copley Historical Records

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Copley Life Expectancy

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