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Bierly Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Yorkshire named Bierley from Old English burh ‘fortified place’ (genitive byrh) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Americanized form of German Beierle or Bierle or perhaps of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Compare Bierley Birely and Byerly .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Berry, Bier, Berley, Bierl, Overly, Byerly, Bielby, Brierley, Biehl

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Where is the Bierly family from?

You can see how Bierly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bierly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bierly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bierly families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bierly's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bierly families in 1840.
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What did your Bierly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bierly. 25% of Bierly men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Bierly women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bierly were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • School Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bierly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bierly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 168 immigration records available for the last name Bierly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bierly. For the veterans among your Bierly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bierly lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bierly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bierly in 1949 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

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