Gedney Family History

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Gedney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, probably so named from an Old English personal name G?da or Gydda (genitive -n) + eg ‘island’.

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


Similar surnames: Sidney, Rodney, Medley, Gidley, Gosney, Henney, Cerney, Godley, Edney

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Gedney Family Origin

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Gedney Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    19%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Cottager

    7%

In 1881, the most common Gedney occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 19% of Gedney's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gedney family was Cottager. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gedney.

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Gedney Historical Records

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Gedney Life Expectancy

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