Hurley Family History

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Hurley Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Herlihy. Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUrthuile ‘descendant of Urthuile’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murthuile, ‘descendant of Murthuile’ (see Murley). English: habitational name from places in Berkshire and Warwickshire so named from Old English hyrne ‘corner’, ‘bend’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Harley, Murley, Durley, Huxley, Hulley, Burley, Curley, Turley

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Hurley Family Origin

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Hurley Family Occupations

What did your Hurley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Servant

  • Farmer Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hurley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hurley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 294,000 census records available for the last name Hurley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Hurley. 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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Draft Card

There are 47,000 military records available for the last name Hurley. For the veterans among your Hurley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hurley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hurley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hurley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hurley in 1941 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hurley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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