Mawdsley Family History

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Mawdsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Mawdesley in Lancashire, named in Middle English with the Anglo-Norman French female personal name Maud + Middle English ley ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Bardsley, Hawksley, Madeley, Medley, Manley, Ansley, Hansley, Mackley

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Mawdsley Family Origin

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Mawdsley Family Occupations

What did your Mawdsley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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Mawdsley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Mawdsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mawdsley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mawdsley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mawdsley. For the veterans among your Mawdsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mawdsley Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mawdsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mawdsley in 1950 was 67, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mawdsley

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