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Bursley Family History

Bursley Name Meaning
English: probably from a variant of Burslem in Staffordshire, which is named from the Old English term burgweard ‘castle keeper’ (or the same word as a personal name) + Lyme, the ancient Celtic name of the district in which the town is situated.

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

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Name Distribution of Bursley Families

  • Number of Bursley families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bursley families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bursley families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bursley Family Origin

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Bursley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bursley

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Bursley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Bursley Civil War Service Records

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