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Barley Family History

Barley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Barley. Those in Lancashire and West Yorkshire are named with Old English bar ‘wild boar’ or bere ‘barley’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. A place of the same name in Hertfordshire has as its first element an unattested Old English byname Be(o)ra (from bera ‘bear’).English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of barley, from Old English bærlic, originally an adjective derivative of bær ‘barley’ (a byform of bere).Altered spelling of South German Behrle or Beerli, from a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’ (the animal).

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

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Name Distribution of Barley Families

  • Number of Barley families
     128 - 253
     43 - 127
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barley families
     369 - 735
     124 - 368
     1 - 123
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barley families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barley Family Origin

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Barley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barley

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Barley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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