Barclay Family History

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Barclay Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name of English origin, from Berkeley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bartley, Barley, Batley, Marley, Tarpley, Burcham, Eardley, Varley

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Barclay Family Origin

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Barclay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Clerk

    5%
  • Merchant

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Clerk and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barclay. The most common Barclay occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Barclay's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barclay family was Blacksmith.

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Barclay Historical Records

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Barclay Life Expectancy

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