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Shirley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and the West Midlands, all so called from Old English scir ‘bright’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Shirley Family Origin

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Shirley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shirley. A less common occupation for the Shirley family was Farming. The most common Shirley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Shirley's were Farmers.

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Shirley Life Expectancy

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Famous Shirley Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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