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Burnley Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Burnley Families

  • Number of Burnley families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Burnley families
     261 - 520
     88 - 260
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Burnley families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Burnley Family Origin

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Burnley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Burnley

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Burnley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Burnley Civil War Service Records

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