Berley Family History

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Berley Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burley. Probably an altered spelling of Swiss German Beerli, from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berilo, from Old High German bero ‘bear’. Possibly an Anglicized spelling of French Berlet, from a diminutive of Berle, a topographic name from Old French berle ‘water parsnip’ (of Celtic origin, compare Welsh berur, Gaelic biorar ‘watercress’), or perhaps an occupational name for a grower of the plant.

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

Similar surnames: Barley, Begley, Berkey, Berry, Burley, Verley, Berney, Bergey, Gurley

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Berley Family Origin

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Berley Family Occupations

What did your Berley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Engineering Draughtsman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Berley. 5% of Berley men worked as an Engineering Draughtsman and 58% of Berley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berley were Boot Maker and Book General

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Engineering Draughtsman
  • mounter Engineer
  • Author Driver Heavy Work
  • Boot Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Childrens Nurse
  • Household Duties
  • Book General

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

Berley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Berley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berley 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 764 immigration records available for the last name Berley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 581 military records available for the last name Berley. For the veterans among your Berley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berley Life Expectancy

What is the average Berley lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Berley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Berley in 1964 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berley 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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