Brearley Family History

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Brearley Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant spelling of Brierley.

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

Similar surnames: Braley, Brierley, Barley, Beazley, Earley, Byerley, Berley, Broadley

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Brearley Family Origin

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Brearley Family Occupations

What did your Brearley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Stone Mason, Coal Miner and Woollen Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brearley. The most common Brearley occupation in the UK was Stone Mason. 3% of Brearley's were Stone Masons. A less common occupation for the Brearley family was Farmer.

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  • Stone Mason

  • Coal Miner

  • Woollen Weaver

  • Farmer


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

Brearley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Brearley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brearley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brearley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brearley. For the veterans among your Brearley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brearley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brearley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Brearley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Brearley in 1956 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brearley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brearley 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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