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Fearnley Surname Meaning

English (Yorkshire): from any of various places called with Old English fearn ‘fern bracken’ + lēah ‘wood clearing’ notably the Yorkshire places Farnley near Otley Farnley near Armley Farnley Tyas Fearnley in Wyke Fernley Hill in Altofts and perhaps also Fernilee in Derbyshire. English: variant of Farley .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kearley, Yearsley, Fenley, Farley, Earley, Farnsley, Farney, Ealey

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Where is the Fearnley family from?

You can see how Fearnley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fearnley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fearnley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Fearnley families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Fearnley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fearnley families in 1911.
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What did your Fearnley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fearnley. 40% of Fearnley men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Roofer
    14%
  • Journalier
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fearnley. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fearnley. For the veterans among your Fearnley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fearnley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fearnley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fearnley in 1963 was 68, and 69 in 2004.

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