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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

What did your Berley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Berley family was Mill Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farmer Son

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Mill Laborer

    20%

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Berley Historical Records

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Berley Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, Berley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Berley in 1964 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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