Pilley Family History

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Pilley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places so named. One in southern Yorkshire is recorded as Pillei in Domesday Book and as Pillay in the late 12th century. It is probably from Old English pil ‘pile’, ‘post’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, i.e. a wood where timber for piles could be obtained. The other, in Hampshire, appears in Domesday Book as Piste(s)lei, but has later spellings resembling those for Pilley in Yorkshire, and may have the same etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Willey, Pixley, Tilley, Pille, Wigley, Pulley, Lilly, Iley, Paley

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Pilley Family Origin

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Pilley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Pilley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Pilley's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilley. A less common occupation for the Pilley family was Annuitant.

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