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Origins of the Brieley surname

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About the Brieleys

We have a total number of 350 records for people with the last name Brieley.

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Where do most Brieleys live?

In 1921, most Brieleys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Brieleys

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We have 273 records for the Brieley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1939.

Who were Brieleys most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Brieley first names?

  • John
  • Joseph
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Brieleys

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

Common Female occupations for Brieleys in 1921
Cotton Weaver


General Servant Domestic




Lace Hand


Bobbin Winder (Woollen)


Common Male occupations for Brieleys in 1921
Coal Miner Hewer




Coal Winder (Under Ground)


Engraver (C)


Market Porter


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