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Willey Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places so named. Those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; one in Devon probably has Old English wiðig ‘willow’ as the first element, while one in Surrey has Old English weoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’. variant spelling of Willy 2.

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


Similar surnames: Tilley, Pilley, Wigley, Woolley, Lilly, Dilley, Wiley, Willy, Willen

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Willey Family Origin

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Willey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Willey family was Labourer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willey. The most common Willey occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Willey's were Farmers.

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Willey Historical Records

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Willey Life Expectancy

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