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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pedley. 19% of Pedley men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Pedley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pedley were Railway Clerk and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    19%
  • Dairy Farmer
    5%
  • Retired
    4%
  • Railway Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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.

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