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Lindley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire, all named from Old English lin ‘flax’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’, from lind ‘lime tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Lindley in Leicestershire probably also has this origin, and is a further possible source of the surname. German: habitational name from places in Bavaria and Hannover called Lindloh, meaning ‘lime grove’, or a topographic name with the same meaning (see Linde + Loh).

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


Similar surnames: Linde, Hindley, Lindsey, Windley, Lindle, Langley, Linder, Ridley

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Lindley Family Origin

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Lindley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lindley. The most common Lindley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Lindley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Lindley family was Agricultural Labourer.

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