Turley Family History

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Turley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Toirdealbhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name Toirdhealbhach, a personal name meaning ‘like Thor’ or ‘like thunder’, composed of the Old Norse name þórr (see Thor) + Gaelic dealbhach ‘like’, ‘in the shape of’. Compare McCurley, from the lenited form. Altered spelling of German Thurley, from a personal name formed with Old High German tiuri ‘dear’, ‘valuable’ + lih (?), related to Gothic leiks ‘body’, ‘shape’.

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


Similar surnames: Murley, Durley, Hurley, Turkel, Curley, Dudley, Gurley, Turner

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Turley Family Origin

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Turley Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Iron Worker

    3%

In 1881, the most common Turley occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Turley's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Turley family was Iron Worker. Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Turley.

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Turley Historical Records

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Turley Life Expectancy

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