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Burley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Rutland, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named Burley from Old English burh ‘fortified manor’, ‘stronghold’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürli, from a diminutive of bur ‘peasant’, ‘farmer’ (see Bauer).

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

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Burley Family Origin

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Burley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Burley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Burley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burley. A less common occupation for the Burley family was Carpenter.

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Burley Life Expectancy

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