Worley Family History

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Worley Name Meaning

English: most probably a habitational name, either from a variant spelling of Wortley, or alternatively from places in Essex and Somerset called Warley, named in Old English with wær, wer ‘weir’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Warley in the West Midlands, which is named with Old English weorf ‘draft oxen’ + leah.

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

Similar surnames: Worsley, Wortley, Morley, Wormley, Corley, Willey, Woolley, Worl

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Worley Family Origin

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Worley Family Occupations

What did your Worley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Worley. 3% of Worley men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Worley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Worley were Carpenter and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Worley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Worley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Worley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Worley. For the veterans among your Worley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worley Life Expectancy

What is the average Worley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Worley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Worley in 1944 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Worley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Worley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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