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Fairley Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from one of several places named from Old English fæger ‘beautiful’ or fearn ‘fern’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Black associates the name in this spelling particularly with the barony of Fairley or Fairlie near Largs in Ayrshire.

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


Similar surnames: Farley, Fairey, Barley, Fadley, Varley, Darley, Gailey, Fawley

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Fairley Family Origin

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Fairley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farmer'S Son

    20%
  • Machinist

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer'S Son and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairley. The most common Fairley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Fairley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fairley family was Carpenter.

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Fairley Historical Records

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Fairley Life Expectancy

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