Leadley Family History

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Leadley Name Meaning

English (North Yorkshire): habitational name, apparently from Leathley in North Yorkshire, so named from Old English hlith ‘slope’ (genitive plural hleotha) + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Headley, Wadley, Medley, Healey, Badley, Bradley, Heatley, Lawley

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Leadley Family Origin

Where is the Leadley family from?

Leadley Family Occupations

What did your Leadley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Leadley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Leadley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leadley family was Fisherman. Farmer, Joiner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leadley.

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  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Fisherman


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

Leadley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Leadley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leadley 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 995 immigration records available for the last name Leadley. 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 783 military records available for the last name Leadley. For the veterans among your Leadley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leadley Life Expectancy

What is the average Leadley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leadley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Leadley in 1963 was 85, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leadley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leadley 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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