Headley Family History

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Headley Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Surrey, Worcestershire, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. variant spelling of Hedley.

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

Similar surnames: Hedley, Hadley, Healey, Heatley, Hoadley, Leadley, Heasley, Harley

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Headley Family Origin

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Headley Family Occupations

What did your Headley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Headley. 16% of Headley men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Headley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Headley were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Joiner
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Headley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Headley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Headley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Headley. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Headley. For the veterans among your Headley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Headley Life Expectancy

What is the average Headley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Headley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Headley in 1942 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Headley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Headley 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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