Gidley Family History

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Gidley Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Gidleigh in Devon, so named from an Old English personal name Gydda + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Godley, Ridley, Pixley, Dudley, Iley, Bodley, Willey, Tilley

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Gidley Family Origin

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Gidley Family Occupations

What did your Gidley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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

Gidley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Gidley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gidley 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 Gidley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gidley. For the veterans among your Gidley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gidley Life Expectancy

What is the average Gidley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gidley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gidley in 1953 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gidley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gidley 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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