Gulley Family History

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Gulley Name Meaning

English: descriptive nickname for a giant or a large man, from Middle English golias ‘giant’, from the Hebrew personal name Golyat Goliath. In the Bible Goliath was the champion of the Philistines, who stood ‘six cubits and a span’; he was defeated in single combat by the shepherd boy David (I Samuel 17), who killed him with a stone from his sling. There is unlikely to be any connection with the English vocabulary word gully (from Old French goulet ‘neck of a bottle’), which is not attested in this sense before the 17th century. Perhaps an altered spelling of French Goulley, a variant of Goulet.

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

Similar surnames: Galley, Gurley, Pulley, Tilley, Fuller, Gilley, Bulley, Hulley, Alley

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Gulley Family Origin

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Gulley Family Occupations

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  • Student

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith Student


In 1881, the most common Gulley occupation in Canada was Student. 29% of Gulley's were Students. A less common occupation for the Gulley family was Blacksmith Student. Student, Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gulley.

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