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Lawley Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from Lawley in Shropshire, named in Old English as ‘Lafa’s wood’, from a personal name Lafa (from laf ‘remnant’, ‘survivor’) + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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


Similar surnames: Hawley, Fawley, Pawley, Manley, Barley, Batley, Hanley, Loxley

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Lawley Family Origin

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Lawley Family Occupations

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  • Not Given

    33%
  • Boat Builder

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%

In 1881, the most common Lawley occupation in Canada was Not Given. 33% of Lawley's were Not Givens. Not Given, Boat Builder and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawley. A less common occupation for the Lawley family was Farmer.

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Lawley Life Expectancy

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