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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Onley

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Onley

David Charles Onley is a Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. David was born on June 12th, 1950 in Midland, Ontario.


Ken was born on December 14th, 1914. He breathed his last breath on August 23rd, 1981.


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Popularity of Onley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Onley U.S.
  White 53.24% 64.26%
  African American 40.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Onley

People with the last name Onley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Onley

  • How Popular is the name Onley? As a last name Onley was the 28,998th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Onley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Onley is Tuesday, July 31st, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Onley? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Onley. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Onley: Your name in reverse order is Yelno. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Noeyl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Onley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 819 people with the last name Onley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Onley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Onley as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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