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Dudley Family History

Dudley Name Meaning
English and Irish: habitational name from Dudley in the West Midlands, named from the Old English personal name Dudda (see Dodd) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.Irish (County Cork): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + dá ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.

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

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Name Distribution of Dudley Families

  • Number of Dudley families
     218 - 433
     73 - 217
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dudley families
     380 - 757
     127 - 379
     1 - 126
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dudley families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dudley Family Origin

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Dudley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dudley

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Dudley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Dudley Civil War Service Records

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