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Worsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Worsley, in Lancashire and Worcestershire. The former, which appears to be the main source of the surname, is probably named from the genitive case of an Old English personal name of uncertain form (probably with a first element weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. The first element of the latter is probably from the genitive case of Old English weorf ‘draft cattle’ (a collective noun).

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


Similar surnames: Wortley, Worley, Wormley, Horsley, Woosley, Mosley, Woolley, Wansley

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Worsley Family Origin

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Worsley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Carter

    2%

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

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