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Walmsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Walmersley in Greater Manchester, which according to Ekwall is named from Old English wald ‘forest’ + mere ‘lake’ or (ge)m?re ‘boundary’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. However, it is perhaps more plausibly from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Walhm?r, meaning ‘foreign-famous’, or Waldm?r ‘rule-famous’ + Old English leah.

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


Similar surnames: Wansley, Walkley, Worsley, Ansley, Hawksley, Hansley, Willey, Wormley

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Walmsley Family Origin

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Walmsley Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

    8%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Housekeeper

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Walmsley family was Labourer. Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walmsley. The most common Walmsley occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 8% of Walmsley's were Cotton Weavers.

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Walmsley Life Expectancy

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