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Manley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘common wood or clearing’, from (ge)m?ne ‘common’, ‘shared’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages. English: nickname from Middle English mannly ‘manly’, ‘virile’, ‘brave’ (Old English mannlic, originally ‘man-like’). Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Ó Máinle (and often pronounced Mauly), of unexplained origin. Compare Malley. Irish (Connacht and Donegal): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maonghaile ‘descendant of Maonghal’, a personal name derived from words meaning ‘wealth’ and ‘valor’.

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


Similar surnames: Hanley, Marley, Maney, Mander, Paley, Munley, Batley, Maley, Magley

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Manley Family Origin

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Manley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Manley family was Farm Labourer. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Manley. The most common Manley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Manley's were Farmers.

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Manley Historical Records

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Manley Life Expectancy

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