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Origins of the Moreley surname

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About the Moreleys

We have a total number of 1131 records for people with the last name Moreley.

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Where do most Moreleys live?

In 1921, most Moreleys lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Moreleys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 969 records for the Moreley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Moreleys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Moreley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Moreleys

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

Common Female occupations for Moreleys in 1921


Domestic Servant




Factory Hand


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Moreleys in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner








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