Girdley Family History

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Girdley Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gördeler (see gurtler 2).

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

Similar surnames: Girdler, Gordley, Birdsey, Garley, Bordley, Gidley, Goodley, Lindley

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Girdley Family Origin

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Girdley Family Occupations

What did your Girdley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Girdley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 43% of Girdley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Girdley family was Seaman Unemployed. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer At Railway and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Girdley.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer At Railway

  • Laundress

  • Seaman Unemployed


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Girdley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Girdley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Girdley 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 117 immigration records available for the last name Girdley. 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 357 military records available for the last name Girdley. For the veterans among your Girdley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Girdley Life Expectancy

What is the average Girdley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Girdley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Girdley in 1959 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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