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Fawley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Fawley, in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hampshire. The first is probably so named from Old English as fealu ‘fallow’ (probably used in the sense ‘fallow deer’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’, while the last two are from either Old English fealu ‘fallow-colored’ or fealg ‘plowed land’ + leah.

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


Similar surnames: Hawley, Farley, Fadley, Bowley, Barley, Lawley, Marley, Manley

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Where is the Fawley family from?

You can see how Fawley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fawley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fawley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 149 Fawley families living in Yorkshire. This was about 49% of all the recorded Fawley's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Fawley families in 1891.
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What did your Fawley 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 Fawley. 29% of Fawley men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Fawley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fawley were Dairy Farmer and Student.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    29%
  • Incapacitated
    15%
  • Oil Merchant Retired
    15%
  • Dairy Farmer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
  • Student
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 755 immigration records available for the last name Fawley. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fawley. For the veterans among your Fawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fawley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fawley in 1959 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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