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Carley Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McCarley. English: habitational name from the hamlet of Carley in Lifton, Devon, possibly named with Cornish ker ‘fort’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Perhaps an Americanized form of German Kehrli or Kerle (see Kerley).

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


Similar surnames: Carey, Caley, Farley, Corley, Barley, Harley, Charley, Darley, Marley

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Carley Family Origin

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Carley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Going To School

    11%
  • School

    5%
  • Farmer Son

    4%

In 1881, the most common Carley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Carley's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carley. A less common occupation for the Carley family was Farmer Son.

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Carley Historical Records

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Carley Life Expectancy

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