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Origins of the Moverley surname

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About the Moverleys

We have a total number of 2162 records for people with the last name Moverley.

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Where do most Moverleys live?

In 1921, most Moverleys lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Moverleys

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We have 2,050 records for the Moverley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Moverleys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Moverley first names?

  • William
  • Thomas
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Moverleys

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

Common Female occupations for Moverleys in 1921






Dress Maker


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Moverleys in 1921




General Labourer




Agricultural Labourer


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