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Folley Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the minor places in Wiltshire, Warwickshire, and other counties called (The) Folly, usually from Middle English folie in the sense ‘folly’, ‘foolish enterprise’, but otherwise from Old French feuillie ‘leafy bower or shelter’, later ‘clump of trees’. In some cases, the name may be topographic. nickname for an eccentric or foolish person, from Old French folie ‘foolishness’.

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


Similar surnames: Hollen, Filley, Holley, Boller, Olney, Gulley, Willey, Tilley, Onley

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Folley Family Origin

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Folley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Folley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Folley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Folley family was Farm Labourer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folley.

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