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Horsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and Surrey, so named from Old English hors ‘horse’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. The reference is probably to a place where horses were put out to pasture. The surname is widespread in north-central England.

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


Similar surnames: Worsley, Horsey, Housley, Hartley, Morley, Hockley, Thorley, Wortley

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Horsley Family Origin

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Horsley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Clerk

    6%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer Son

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Clerk and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horsley. A less common occupation for the Horsley family was Farmer Son. The most common Horsley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 56% of Horsley's were Farmers.

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Horsley Life Expectancy

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