Grace Barley

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace Barley was born about 1488, in Stapleford Abbotts, Essex, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Barley, was 29 and her mother, Philippa Bradbury, was 25. She married Mr Serle in 1509, in Essex, England, United Kingdom.

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Grace Barley
Marriage: 1509

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    Name Meaning

    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’).

    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).

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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