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Fairley Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from one of several places named from Old English fæger ‘beautiful’ or fearn ‘fern’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Black associates the name in this spelling particularly with the barony of Fairley or Fairlie near Largs in Ayrshire.

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

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Fairley Family Origin

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Fairley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, the most common Fairley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Fairley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairley. A less common occupation for the Fairley family was Keeping House.

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Fairley Historical Records

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Fairley Life Expectancy

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