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Mulley Surname Meaning

English (Essex and Suffolk): habitational name from an unidentified place possibly in Essex or Suffolk. The etymology of the placename is uncertain. Irish: variant of Miley and Molloy . Germanized and perhaps also an Americanized form of Slovenian Mulej: nickname for someone who was born out of wedlock from a dialect form of mulec ‘bastard’ Alternatively it may be a homonymic derivative of mula ‘sulk’ denoting someone who is habitually in the pouts.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Murley, Mullee, Mullen, Culley, Pulley, Gulley, Tulley, Mulloy

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Where is the Mulley family from?

You can see how Mulley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mulley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mulley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 31 Mulley families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Mulley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mulley families in 1911.
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What did your Mulley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Sperator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mulley. 55% of Mulley men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Mulley women worked as a Sperator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mulley were Journalier and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Sperator
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mulley. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mulley. For the veterans among your Mulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mulley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Mulley in 1958 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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