Smedley Family History

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Smedley Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps so called from Old English smeðe ‘smooth’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Medley, Smalley, Studley, Shelley, Shepley, Smitley, Hedley, Pedley

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Smedley Family Origin

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Smedley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Lace Maker

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smedley. A less common occupation for the Smedley family was Lace Maker. The most common Smedley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Smedley's were Coal Miners.

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Smedley Historical Records

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Smedley Life Expectancy

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