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Bierly Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Bierley, from Old English burh ‘fortified place’ (genitive byrh) + leah ‘woodland clearing’. German: from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’, or a topographic name from a variant of Middle High German birling ‘hay barn’.

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


Similar surnames: Berry, Bier, Berley, Bierl, Overly, Byerly, Bielby, Brierley, Biehl

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Bierly Family Origin

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Bierly Family Occupations

What did your Bierly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bierly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Bierly's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bierly. A less common occupation for the Bierly family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Bierly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bierly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bierly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bierly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bierly. For the veterans among your Bierly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bierly Life Expectancy

What is the average Bierly lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bierly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bierly in 1949 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bierly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bierly ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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