Brierley Family History

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Brierley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Brierl(e)y, in the West Midlands, West and South Yorkshire, and elsewhere, all of which are named with Old English br?r ‘briar’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Bierly, Brinkley, Barley, Brisley, Brimley, Brindley, Bromley

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Brierley Family Origin

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Brierley Family Occupations

What did your Brierley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Works In Woolen Mill and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brierley. A less common occupation for the Brierley family was Laborer. The most common Brierley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Brierley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Works In Woolen Mill

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brierley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brierley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brierley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brierley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brierley. 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 Card

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

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Brierley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brierley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Brierley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Brierley in 1957 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brierley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brierley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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