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Murley Name Meaning

Irish (County Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murthuile, ‘descendant of Murthuile’, a personal name from murthuile ‘sea tide’ (muir ‘sea’ + tuile ‘tide’, ‘flood’). Irish (Donegal and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murghaile ‘descendant of Murghal’, a personal name from muir ‘sea’ + gal ‘valor’. English: possibly of Irish origin, but it occurs chiefly in southwestern counties, suggesting that it may be a variant of the habitational name Morley, from Moreleigh in Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Hurley, Turley, Durley, Curley, Manley, Morley, Murray, Gurley

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Murley Family Origin

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Murley Family Occupations

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  • Servant

    18%
  • Tailoress

    18%
  • Cabinet Maker

    9%
  • Carpenter

    9%

In 1881, Servant, Tailoress and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murley. The most common Murley occupation in Canada was Servant. 18% of Murley's were Servants. A less common occupation for the Murley family was Carpenter.

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