Townley Family History

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Townley Name Meaning

English (especially northwestern): habitational name from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, which is named with Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; or a topographic name for someone who lived at a clearing associated with a farm or village. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Towne, Cowley, Howley, Rowley, Torney, Thornley, Tenley, Bowley

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Townley Family Origin

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Townley Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

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

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Townley Historical Records

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Townley Life Expectancy

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