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Tooley Surname Meaning

Irish: variant of O'Toole . English (Norfolk and Lincolnshire): variant of Tolley .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tolley, Toole, Pooley, Tilley, Hooley, Toomey, Cooley, Dooley

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Where is the Tooley family from?

You can see how Tooley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tooley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tooley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 245 Tooley families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Tooley's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Tooley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tooley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tooley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tooley. 16% of Tooley men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Tooley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tooley were Farmer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Tooley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tooley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tooley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Tooley. For the veterans among your Tooley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tooley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tooley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Tooley in 1946 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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