Radley Family History

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Radley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named, from Old English read ‘red’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. There are places so called in Berkshire and Devon.

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

Similar surnames: Ridley, Hadley, Padley, Wadley, Radney, Ratley, Bradley, Fadley

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Radley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Radley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Radley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Radley Family Origin

Where is the Radley family from?

Radley Family Occupations

What did your Radley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Radley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Radley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Radley family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Radley.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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

Radley Historical Records

What Radley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Radley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Radley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Radley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Radley. For the veterans among your Radley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Radley Life Expectancy

What is the average Radley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Radley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Radley in 1955 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Radley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Radley 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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