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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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Labourer

    17%

In 1881, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Onley. A less common occupation for the Onley family was Labourer. The most common Onley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Onley's were Farmers.

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Between 1948 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Onley

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