Gurley Family History

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Gurley Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire): apparently a variant of Gourley or Gorley. Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Gourlé, from Old French gourle ‘money belt’. Its application as a surname is not clear; it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such receptacles, or perhaps a nickname for someone who was tight with his money. Alternatively, it may be an Americanized form of German Gerling or Gerlich.

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

Similar surnames: Gulley, Curley, Gorley, Galley, Burley, Murley, Hurley, Turley, Buley

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Gurley Family Origin

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Gurley Family Occupations

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In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gurley. 56% of Gurley men worked as a Cultivateur

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Labourer

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Passenger List

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Gurley Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gurley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gurley in 1944 was 23, and 72 in 2004.

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