Edgley Family History

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Edgley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cheshire and Shropshire named Edgeley, from Old English edisc ‘enclosed pasture’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Medley, Bagley, Wigley, Midgley, Exley, Hagley, Ridgley, Edge, Adley

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Edgley Family Origin

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Edgley Family Occupations

What did your Edgley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Edgley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Edgley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Charwoman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edgley. A less common occupation for the Edgley family was Carman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Labourer

  • Carman


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

Edgley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Edgley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edgley 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 Edgley. 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 862 military records available for the last name Edgley. For the veterans among your Edgley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edgley Life Expectancy

What is the average Edgley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Edgley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Edgley in 1944 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Edgley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Edgley 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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