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Durley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhurthuille ‘descendant of Dubhurthuille’, a personal name of unexplained origin. English: habitational name from Durley in Hampshire or Durleigh in Somerset, both named from Old English deor ‘deer’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, or from Durley in Wiltshire, so named from Old English dierne ‘hidden’ + leah.

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

Similar surnames: Dudley, Hurley, Darley, Murley, Turley, Burley, Curley, Worley, Duley

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Where is the Durley family from?

You can see how Durley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 22 Durley families living in New Brunswick. This was about 52% of all the recorded Durley's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Durley families in 1911.
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What did your Durley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Durley. 50% of Durley men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 526 immigration records available for the last name Durley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 502 military records available for the last name Durley. For the veterans among your Durley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Durley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Durley in 1943 was 28, and 68 in 2004.

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