Hooley Family History

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Hooley Name Meaning

English (northern England): habitational name from places called Hoole, in Cheshire and Lancashire. The former is so called from the Old English dative case hole of holh ‘hollow’, ‘depression’; the latter from Middle English hule ‘hut’, ‘shelter’ (Old English hulu ‘husk’, ‘covering’). In both cases the final -e is now silent in the place name, but has been retained in the surname, with consequent alteration in the spelling.

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

Similar surnames: Howley, Pooley, Hole, Huxley, Hanley, Woolley, Hockley, Holley

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Hooley Family Origin

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Hooley Family Occupations

What did your Hooley 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 Hooley. 2% of Hooley men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Hooley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hooley were Builders Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

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

Hooley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Hooley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hooley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hooley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hooley. For the veterans among your Hooley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hooley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hooley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hooley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hooley in 1959 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hooley

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