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Curley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCurley. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in northern France named Corlay, for example in Côtes-du-Nord and Indre, or possibly from Corlieu, the former name of La Rue Saint Pierre in Oise. Reaney and Wilson suggest also it may have been a variant of the nickname Curlew, after the bird, Anglo-Norman French curleu.

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


Similar surnames: Murley, Durley, Carley, Gurley, Hurley, Corley, Burley, Turley, Buley

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Curley Family Origin

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Curley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Dress Maker

    3%

In 1881, the most common Curley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Curley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Curley family was Dress Maker. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Curley.

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Curley Life Expectancy

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