Exley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, near Halifax, so named from a British ecclesia name meaning ‘church’ (see Eccles) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is common in West Yorkshire. Americanized spelling of the German family name Öchsle, a diminutive of Ochs.

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


Similar surnames: Emley, Oxley, Bexley, Axley, Boxley, Tenley, Huxley, Epley, Paley

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Exley Family Origin

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Exley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Woollen Weaver

    5%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Blanket Weaver

    1%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Woollen Weaver and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Exley. A less common occupation for the Exley family was Blanket Weaver. The most common Exley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Exley's were Coal Miners.

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Exley Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Exley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Exley in 1955 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Exley

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