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Hedley Name Meaning

habitational name from places in County Durham and Northumberland, so named from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. variant spelling of Headley.

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


Similar surnames: Headley, Hadley, Henley, Healey, Hesley, Medley, Pedley, Shelley

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Hedley Family Origin

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Hedley Family Occupations

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

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  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Butcher

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hedley. The most common Hedley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Hedley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Hedley family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Hedley Historical Records

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Hedley Life Expectancy

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