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Dingley Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire Worcestershire and Staffordshire): habitational name from Dingley in Northamptonshire possibly derived from an Old English personal name Dynni + -ing (connective particle) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ meaning ‘Dynni's clearing’ or from Old English dyngel (Middle English dingle) ‘deep hollow narrow valley or gully’ + Old English lēah. This name is sometimes confused with Dingle .

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


Similar surnames: Bingley, Tingley, Dingle, Lindley, Finkley, Windley, Wigley, Hindley

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Where is the Dingley family from?

You can see how Dingley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dingley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dingley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 21 Dingley families living in Maine. This was about 68% of all the recorded Dingley's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Dingley families in 1840.
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What did your Dingley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dingley. 22% of Dingley men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Dingley women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dingley were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dingley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dingley. For the veterans among your Dingley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dingley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dingley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dingley in 1962 was 75, and 86 in 2004.

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