Madeley Family History

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Madeley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire, named in Old English with the personal name Mada + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Medley, Hadley, Manley, Badley, Mackley, Wadley, Fadley, Padley

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Madeley Family Origin

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Madeley Family Occupations

What did your Madeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Madeley family was Builder. Bricklayer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Madeley. The most common Madeley occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 12% of Madeley's were Bricklayers.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Builder


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

Madeley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Madeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madeley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Madeley. 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 952 military records available for the last name Madeley. For the veterans among your Madeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Madeley lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Madeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Madeley in 1964 was 72, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Madeley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madeley 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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