Gorley Family History

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Gorley Name Meaning

Northern English variant of Scottish Gourley. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of French Gourlé (see Gurley).

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

Similar surnames: Gurley, Gorney, Morley, Gooley, Gordley, Worley, Goley, Corsey

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Gorley Family Origin

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Gorley Family Occupations

What did your Gorley 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 Gorley. 84% of Gorley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Teacher Retired
  • Incapacitated

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

Gorley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gorley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 797 immigration records available for the last name Gorley. 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 Card

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

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Gorley Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gorley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gorley in 1958 was 37, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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