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Berley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burley. Probably an altered spelling of Swiss German Beerli, from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berilo, from Old High German bero ‘bear’. Possibly an Anglicized spelling of French Berlet, from a diminutive of Berle, a topographic name from Old French berle ‘water parsnip’ (of Celtic origin, compare Welsh berur, Gaelic biorar ‘watercress’), or perhaps an occupational name for a grower of the plant.

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


Similar surnames: Barley, Begley, Berkey, Berry, Burley, Verley, Berney, Bergey, Gurley

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Berley Family Origin

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Berley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farmer Son

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Mill Laborer

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Berley family was Mill Laborer. Farmer, Farmer Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berley. The most common Berley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Berley's were Farmers.

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Berley Life Expectancy

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