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Wadley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Berkshire named Wadley, from Old English wad ‘woad’ or the personal name Wada + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Wadley in Northumberland, which has the same derivation, appears not to have contributed significantly to the modern surname.

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


Similar surnames: Fadley, Padley, Badley, Hadley, Radley, Manley, Batley, Dudley

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Wadley Family Origin

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Wadley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Mariner

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

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Wadley Historical Records

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Wadley Life Expectancy

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