Dunkley Family History

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Dunkley Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation, possibly a habitational name from Dinckley in Lancashire, recorded in 1246 as Dunkythele and Dinkedelay, and probably named with an old British name, composed of elements meaning ‘fort’ + ‘wood’, with the addition of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. In the British Isles the surname is now most common in Northamptonshire.

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

Similar surnames: Dudley, Winkley, Buckley, Bunkley, Huntley, Dingley, Durley, Denley

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Dunkley Family Origin

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Dunkley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Shoemaker


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dunkley family was Shoemaker. The most common Dunkley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Dunkley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunkley.

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