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Godley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Godley in Cheshire or Goodleigh in Devon, both named from the Old English byname Goda meaning ‘good’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Bodley, Gidley, Ridley, Dudley, Coley, Comley, Woodley, Boxley, Onley

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Godley Family Origin

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Godley Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Godley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Godley family was Annuitant. The most common Godley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Godley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Godley.

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Godley Historical Records

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Godley Life Expectancy

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