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Motley Name Meaning

English: probably a nickname for someone who wore parti-colored clothes, from Middle English motteley ‘motley’.

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


Similar surnames: Notley, Morley, Medley, Manley, Motte, Coley, Mottley, Mosley, Hatley

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Motley Family Origin

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Motley Family Occupations

What did your Motley ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Motley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    12%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Cottager

    3%

In 1881, the most common Motley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Motley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Motley. A less common occupation for the Motley family was Cottager.

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Motley Historical Records

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Motley Life Expectancy

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