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Stanley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stan ‘stone’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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


Similar surnames: Stapley, Hanley, Studley, Standen, Staley, Tenley, Stoney, Shatley

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Stanley Family Origin

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Stanley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Student

    6%
  • Fisherman

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stanley. The most common Stanley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Stanley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stanley family was Labourer.

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