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Munley Surname Meaning

Irish: variant of Manley . This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland and is found mainly in eastern Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Manley, Murley, Hanley, Malley, Tunney, Finley, Mulley, Munsey

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Where is the Munley family from?

You can see how Munley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Munley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Munley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Munley families living in Ontario. This was about 89% of all the recorded Munley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Munley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Munley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Munley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Munley. 34% of Munley men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Munley women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Munley were Miner and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Munley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Munley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 529 immigration records available for the last name Munley. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Munley lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Munley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Munley in 1947 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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