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Origins of the Briarley surname

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About the Briarleys

We have a total number of 289 records for people with the last name Briarley.

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Where do most Briarleys live?

In 1921, most Briarleys lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Briarleys

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We have 228 records for the Briarley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Briarleys most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Briarley first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Ann

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Common jobs for Briarleys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Briarleys in 1921


Cook (Not Dom)


Cook Domestic


Cotton Card Room Hand


Cotton Cop Winder


Common Male occupations for Briarleys in 1921
General Labourer






Stone Mason


Woollen Spinner


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