Sidley Family History

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Sidley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Sidley Green in Bexley Hill, Sussex.

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

Similar surnames: Sidney, Gidley, Ridley, Sibley, Sisley, Shipley, Sutley, Tilley

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Sidley Family Origin

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Sidley Family Occupations

What did your Sidley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sidley occupation in the UK was Waterman. 9% of Sidley's were Watermans. Waterman, Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sidley. A less common occupation for the Sidley family was Housekeeper.

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  • Waterman

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Housekeeper


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

Sidley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sidley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sidley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sidley. 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 777 military records available for the last name Sidley. For the veterans among your Sidley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sidley Life Expectancy

What is the average Sidley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sidley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sidley in 1954 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sidley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sidley 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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