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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

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  • Stone Mason

    14%
  • Chimmeny Pot Maker (Earth)

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Factory Operative

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gorley family was Factory Operative. Stone Mason, Chimmeny Pot Maker (Earth) and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorley. The most common Gorley occupation in the UK was Stone Mason. 14% of Gorley's were Stone Masons.

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Gorley Historical Records

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Gorley Life Expectancy

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