Shirley Family History

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Shirley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and the West Midlands, all so called from Old English scir ‘bright’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Shipley, Shelley, Harley, Thorley, Hurley, Chipley, Sharpley, Smitley

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Shirley Family Origin

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Shirley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Shirley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Shirley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Shirley family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shirley.

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Shirley Historical Records

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Shirley Life Expectancy

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