Pedley Family History

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Pedley Name Meaning

(of Norman origin): nickname for a stealthy person, from Old French pie de leu ‘wolf’s foot’. habitational name from Pedley Barton in East Worlington, Devon, named from an Old English personal name Pidda + Old English leah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Medley, Padley, Hedley, Dudley, Badley, Bodley, Webley, Godley, Paley

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Pedley Family Origin

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Pedley Family Occupations

What did your Pedley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pedley. The most common Pedley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Pedley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pedley family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Grocer


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

Pedley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Pedley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pedley 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 Pedley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pedley. For the veterans among your Pedley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pedley Life Expectancy

What is the average Pedley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pedley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Pedley in 1957 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pedley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pedley 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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