Wormley Family History

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Wormley Name Meaning

Most probably English: habitational name from places in Hertfordshire and Surrey named Wormley, from Old English wyrm ‘snake’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’. There is, however, a suggestion that the family may be of Dutch origin and that this may be an altered form of an unidentified Dutch name.

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

Similar surnames: Worsley, Wortley, Worley, Woolley, Morley, Horsley, Comley, Corley

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Wormley Family Origin

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Wormley Family Occupations

What did your Wormley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, (ENBr) Boiler Maker, Bath Attendant and Carriage Builder (Coach Mkr) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wormley. A less common occupation for the Wormley family was Carriage Builder (Rly). The most common Wormley occupation in the UK was (ENBr) Boiler Maker. 11% of Wormley's were (ENBr) Boiler Makers.

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  • (ENBr) Boiler Maker

  • Bath Attendant

  • Carriage Builder (Coach Mkr)

  • Carriage Builder (Rly)


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Wormley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wormley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wormley 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 470 immigration records available for the last name Wormley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wormley. For the veterans among your Wormley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wormley Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wormley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wormley in 1948 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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