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Gormley Name Meaning

Irish (Tyrone): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gormghaile ‘descendant of Gormghal’ a personal name from gorm ‘noble dark blue’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

Similar surnames: Tormey, Gooley, Wormley, Corley, Gorey, Wortley, Worsley, Ghormley

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Where is the Gormley family from?

You can see how Gormley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gormley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gormley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 56 Gormley families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Gormley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gormley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gormley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gormley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gormley. 47% of Gormley men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gormley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gormley were Gentleman and Farmer. .

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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
  • Gentleman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Gormley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gormley 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Gormley. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Gormley. For the veterans among your Gormley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gormley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gormley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gormley in 1942 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

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