Corley Family History

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Corley Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Curley. English: habitational name from Corley in Warwickshire or Coreley in Shropshire, both named with Old English corna, a metathesized form of crona, genitive plural of cron, cran ‘crane’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Carley, Chorley, Corney, Cowley, Comley, Coley, Morley, Worley

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Corley Family Origin

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Corley Family Occupations

What did your Corley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Corley. 14% of Corley men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Corley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corley were Farm Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Builders Labourer
    12%
  • Lorry Driver
    7%
  • Farm Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Household Duties
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Corley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Corley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Corley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Corley. For the veterans among your Corley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corley Life Expectancy

What is the average Corley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Corley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Corley in 1940 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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