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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

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Barley Family Origin

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Barley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barley.

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Barley Life Expectancy

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