Onley Family History

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Onley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Onley or Olney in Northamptonshire, possibly also from Onneley in Staffordshire. Like Olney, Onley was named in Old English as ‘lonely (ana, from an ‘one’) glade (leah)’; Onneley has the same second element, and possibly the same initial one, though this may alternatively have been a personal name, Onna.

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

Similar surnames: Osley, Oxley, Olney, Hanley, Tenley, Manley, Ogle, Ousley, Comley

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Onley Family Origin

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Onley Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Onley.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer

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Onley Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Onley Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Onley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Onley in 1948 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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