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Curley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCurley. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in northern France named Corlay, for example in Côtes-du-Nord and Indre, or possibly from Corlieu, the former name of La Rue Saint Pierre in Oise. Reaney and Wilson suggest also it may have been a variant of the nickname Curlew, after the bird, Anglo-Norman French curleu.

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


Similar surnames: Murley, Durley, Carley, Gurley, Hurley, Corley, Burley, Turley, Buley

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Curley Family Origin

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Curley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Housekeeper

    3%
  • Gen Lab

    2%

In 1881, the most common Curley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Curley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Curley family was Gen Lab. Coal Miner, Labourer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Curley.

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Curley Historical Records

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Curley Life Expectancy

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