Last name: BARLEY

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BARLEY : This last name is indexed 35,773 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BARLEY : 1: English: habitational name from any of various places called Barley. Those in Lancashire and Yorkshire are named with Old English bār ‘wild boar’ or bere ‘barley’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. A place of the same name in Hertfordshire has as its first element an unattested Old English byname Be(o)ra (from bera ‘bear’).2: English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of barley from Middle English barli barlich ‘barley’ (Old English bærlic originally an adjective derivative of bær ‘barley’ a byform of bere).3: Americanized form of South German Behrle or of its Swiss German cognates Beerli Berli or Berly and probably also of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Compare Berley.

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