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Farley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Farley of which there are examples in Berkshire Derbyshire Hampshire Kent Somerset Gloucestershire Staffordshire Surrey Wiltshire Shropshire and Sussex. From Old English fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh Fairley Fairlie . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile (see Farrelly ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fawley, Fairley, Harley, Carley, Darley, Barley, Marley, Varley

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Where is the Farley family from?

You can see how Farley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 313 Farley families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Farley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Farley families in 1911.
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What did your Farley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Farley. 26% of Farley men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Farley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farley were Cultivateur and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Student
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 257,000 census records available for the last name Farley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Farley. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Farley. For the veterans among your Farley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Farley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Farley in 1941 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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