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Hanley Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O’Hanley, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁinle ‘descendant of Áinle’, a personal name meaning ‘champion’. This is the name of a ruling family in Connacht; it is now common in southern Ireland. English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Handley in Cheshire, Derbyshire. Northamptonshire, and Dorset and Hanley in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, all from Old English hean, the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of heah ‘high’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Handley Farm in Clayhanger, Devon, which is named from Old English han ‘(boundary) stone’ + leah.

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


Similar surnames: Manley, Henley, Halley, Harley, Hadley, Hawley, Hansley, Hatley

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Hanley Family Origin

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Hanley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • School

    7%
  • Factory Hand

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hanley family was Factory Hand. The most common Hanley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Hanley's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanley.

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