Origins of the Motley surname

About the Motleys

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    In 1921, most Motleys lived in east-midlands

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    Common jobs for Motleys

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

    Common female occupations for Motleys in 1921

    General Servant






    House Keeper


    General Servant Domestic


    Common male occupations for Motleys in 1921



    Agricultural Labourer


    Farm Hands


    General Farmers


    Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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