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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


Similar surnames: Bailey, Bagley, Berley, Marley, Harley, Burley, Batley, Varley

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Barley Family Origin

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Barley Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barley. The most common Barley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Barley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barley family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Barley Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Barley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barley in 1949 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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