Origins of the Thorley surname

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    OrkneyShetlandHighlandsWestern IslesGrampianTaysideCentralStrathclydeFifeLothianBordersDumfriesNorth East 8North West 340Isle of Man 1Yorkshire 157East Midlands 110West Midlands 838East 29London 494South East 47South West 23South Wales 5Mid WalesWest WalesNorth Wales 20Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland

    In 1921, most Thorleys lived in west-midlands

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    Interesting facts about Thorley

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    What are the most common Thorley first names?

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    Common jobs for Thorleys

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    Commmon female occupations for Thorleys in 1921

    Dressmaker

    77

    Laundress

    51

    Cotton Weaver

    44

    General Servant Domestic

    43

    General Servant

    40

    Commmon male occupations for Thorleys in 1921

    Coal Miner

    147

    Farmer

    109

    General Labourer

    66

    Agricultural Labourer

    64

    Joiner

    56

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