Thornley Family History

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Thornley Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Thornley in Lancashire, so named from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Thorley, Chorley, Charnley, Horsley, Thomley, Townley, Torney, Harley

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Thornley Family Origin

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Thornley Family Occupations

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

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Thornley family was Cotton Weaver. The most common Thornley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner . 4% of Thornley's were Coal Miner s. Coal Miner , Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thornley.

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Thornley Historical Records

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Thornley Life Expectancy

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