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Woolley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English wulf ‘wolf’ or perhaps the personal name or byname Wulf (see Wolf) + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One example in Somerset, however, has as its first element Middle English wolle, wulle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ (see Wool 2).

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


Similar surnames: Woosley, Woodley, Wortley, Woolsey, Pooley, Worsley, Willey, Worley

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Woolley Family Origin

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Woolley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

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Woolley Historical Records

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Woolley Life Expectancy

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