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Burley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Rutland, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named Burley from Old English burh ‘fortified manor’, ‘stronghold’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürli, from a diminutive of bur ‘peasant’, ‘farmer’ (see Bauer).

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


Similar surnames: Barley, Durley, Burnley, Hurley, Bulley, Berley, Burden, Burney

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Burley Family Origin

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Burley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • School

    9%
  • Cotton Operative

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Burley family was Cotton Operative. The most common Burley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Burley's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burley.

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Burley Life Expectancy

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