Hedley Family History

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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

What did your Hedley 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 Hedley. 11% of Hedley men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Hedley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hedley were Retired and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Retired
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

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

Hedley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Hedley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedley 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hedley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hedley. For the veterans among your Hedley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hedley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hedley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hedley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hedley in 1952 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hedley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hedley 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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