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Kedsley Family History

Kedsley Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Medley, Hemsley, Hensley, Kelsey, Kinsley, Heasley, Kenley, Keeley

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Where is the Kedsley family from?

You can see how Kedsley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kedsley family name was found in Scotland in 1881. In 1881 there were 2 Kedsley families living in East Lothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Kedsley's in Scotland. East Lothian had the highest population of Kedsley families in 1881.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kedsley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kedsley ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 32 census records available for the last name Kedsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kedsley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7 immigration records available for the last name Kedsley. 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 Cards

There are 3 military records available for the last name Kedsley. For the veterans among your Kedsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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