Badley Family History

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Badley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Badley in Suffolk or Baddeley Green in Staffordshire, both named with the Old English personal name Bad(d)a + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Hadley, Wadley, Barley, Padley, Fadley, Batley, Bailey, Bagley

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Badley Family Origin

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Badley Family Occupations

What did your Badley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Badley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Badley's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Badley. A less common occupation for the Badley family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Badley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Badley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Badley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Badley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Badley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 898 military records available for the last name Badley. For the veterans among your Badley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Badley Life Expectancy

What is the average Badley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Badley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Badley in 1945 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Badley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Badley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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