Shirley Family History

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Shirley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and the West Midlands, all so called from Old English scir ‘bright’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Shipley, Shelley, Harley, Thorley, Hurley, Chipley, Sharpley, Smitley

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Shirley Family Origin

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Shirley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farmer Son

    12%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Lumberman

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shirley family was Lumberman. Farmer, Farmer Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shirley. The most common Shirley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Shirley's were Farmers.

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Shirley Life Expectancy

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