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

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Carpet Weaver

    2%

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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Burnley Historical Records

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Burnley Life Expectancy

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