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Wortley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Yorkshire called Wortley. The one near Barnsley is named with Old English wyrt ‘plant’, ‘vegetable’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the one near Leeds probably has as its first element an unattested Old English personal name, Wyrca, perhaps a short form of a compound name with a first element weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’.

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


Similar surnames: Worsley, Worley, Hartley, Wormley, Woolley, Ottley, Morley, Horsley

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Wortley Family Origin

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Wortley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Wortley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Wortley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wortley family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wortley.

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Wortley Historical Records

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Wortley Life Expectancy

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