Dourley Family History

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Dourley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Durley, Gourley, Doorley, Murley, Turley, Dorney, Gurley, Morley

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Dourley Family Origin

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Dourley Family Occupations

What did your Dourley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gen Lab (hvy Worker) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dourley. 34% of Dourley men worked as a Gen Lab (hvy Worker) and 50% of Dourley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dourley were Shipyard Labourer and Kitchen Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gen Lab (hvy Worker)
  • General Labourer Chemicals Unemployed
  • Shipyard Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • General Labourer Heavy Cement Marks
  • Kitchen Maid

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

Dourley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 258 census records available for the last name Dourley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dourley 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 63 immigration records available for the last name Dourley. 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 38 military records available for the last name Dourley. For the veterans among your Dourley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dourley Life Expectancy

What is the average Dourley lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dourley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dourley

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