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Burnley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Burnley in Lancashire, so named with the Old English river name Brun (from brun ‘brown’ or burna ‘stream’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Burley, Burney, Bursley, Barley, Durley, Buckley, Hurley, Bulley

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Burnley Family Origin

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Burnley Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    40%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Millineress

    20%

In 1881, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Burnley. The most common Burnley occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 40% of Burnley's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Burnley family was Millineress.

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Burnley Life Expectancy

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