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Adderley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Adderley, in Staffordshire and Shropshire; the former is named with the Old English personal name Ealdred + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’, while the latter has as the first element the Old English female personal name Ealdþr¯{dh}.

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


Similar surnames: Audley, Madeley, Atherley, Akeley, Durley, Darley, Brierley, Audrey

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Where is the Adderley family from?

You can see how Adderley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adderley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Adderley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 20 Adderley families living in Illinois. This was about 95% of all the recorded Adderley's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Adderley families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adderley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adderley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adderley. 39% of Adderley men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Adderley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adderley were Gardner and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Caretaker
    17%
  • Car Cleaner
    12%
  • Gardner
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Laundress
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Adderley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 924 military records available for the last name Adderley. For the veterans among your Adderley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adderley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Adderley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Adderley in 1961 was 44, and 60 in 2004.

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