Kirkley Family History

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Kirkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Kirkley in Northumberland, found in early records as Crekellawe. The element Crekel is from Celtic crug ‘hill’ + Old English hyll ‘hill’, to which the tautologous addition (Old English hla ‘hill’, ‘mound’) was later made. There is also a Kirkley in Suffolk, named from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’, which may also have contributed to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Bickley, Winkley, Finkley, Kinsley, Brinkley, Kirkeby, Kirksey

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Kirkley Family Origin

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Kirkley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Lodging House Keeper

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Annuitant and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirkley. A less common occupation for the Kirkley family was Lodging House Keeper. The most common Kirkley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Kirkley's were Farmers.

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Kirkley Historical Records

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Kirkley Life Expectancy

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