Origins of the Canley surname

About the Canleys

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    In 1921, most Canleys lived in south-west

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    Interesting facts about Canley

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    Who were Canleys most likely to marry?

    Mc Canleys

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    What are the most common Canley first names?

    John

    James

    Mary

    Margaret

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    Common jobs for Canleys

    Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

    Commmon female occupations for Canleys in 1921

    House Keeper

    7

    Domestic Servant

    4

    General Servant Domestic

    4

    House Servant

    4

    None

    4

    Commmon male occupations for Canleys in 1921

    Agricultural Labourer

    7

    Carter

    7

    General Labourer

    4

    Tailor

    4

    Blacksmith

    3

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