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Ratley Name Meaning

Perhaps an English habitational name from Ratley in Warwickshire, named with Old English rot ‘pleasant’, or a personal name, Rota, + leah ‘clearing in a wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Hatley, Batley, Radley, Oatley, Hanley, Manley, Matley, Gateley

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Ratley Family Origin

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Ratley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Shoemaker

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ratley family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ratley. The most common Ratley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Ratley's were Farmers.

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Ratley Historical Records

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Ratley Life Expectancy

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