Burnley Family History

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Burnley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Burnley in Lancashire, so named with the Old English river name Brun (from brun ‘brown’ or burna ‘stream’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Burley, Burney, Bursley, Barley, Durley, Buckley, Hurley, Bulley

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Burnley Family Origin

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Burnley Family Occupations

What did your Burnley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Burnley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Burnley's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burnley. A less common occupation for the Burnley family was Carpet Weaver.

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Carpet Weaver

    2%

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

Burnley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Burnley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burnley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Burnley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Burnley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Burnley. For the veterans among your Burnley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burnley Life Expectancy

What is the average Burnley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Burnley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Burnley in 1957 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burnley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burnley 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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