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Audley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Audley in Staffordshire named from the Old English female personal name Aldgȳth + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Dudley, Audrey, Medley, Ansley, Akeley, Badley, Gidley, Huxley

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Where is the Audley family from?

You can see how Audley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Audley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Audley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 23 Audley families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Audley's in USA. New York had the highest population of Audley families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Audley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Audley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Audley. 48% of Audley men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Audley women worked as a Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Audley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Audley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 988 immigration records available for the last name Audley. 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 754 military records available for the last name Audley. For the veterans among your Audley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Audley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Audley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Audley in 1962 was 75, and 61 in 2004.

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