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Badley Family History

Badley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Badley in Suffolk or Baddeley Green in Staffordshire, both named with the Old English personal name Bad(d)a + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Hadley, Wadley, Barley, Padley, Fadley, Batley, Bailey, Bagley

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Where is the Badley family from?

You can see how Badley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Badley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Badley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Badley families living in Maryland. This was about 46% of all the recorded Badley's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Badley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Badley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Badley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Badley. 34% of Badley men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Badley women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Badley were Carpenter and Cook.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Badley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Badley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Badley. 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 898 military records available for the last name Badley. For the veterans among your Badley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Badley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Badley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Badley in 1945 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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