Medley Family History

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Medley Name Meaning

habitational name, either a variant of Madeley (a name common to several places, including one in Shropshire and two in Staffordshire), named in Old English as ‘Mada’s clearing’, from an unattested byname, Mada (probably a derivative of mad ‘foolish’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’; or from Medley on the Thames in Oxfordshire, named in Old English with middel ‘middle’ + eg ‘island’. nickname for an aggressive person, from Middle English, Old French medlee ‘combat’, ‘conflict’ (Late Latin misculata).

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


Similar surnames: Pedley, Hedley, Manley, Madeley, Smedley, Medler, Godley, Tenley

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Medley Family Origin

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Medley Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%
  • Joiner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Medley occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 3% of Medley's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Medley family was Joiner. Carpenter, Agricultural Labourer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Medley.

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Medley Historical Records

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Medley Life Expectancy

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