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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


Similar surnames: Durley, Audley, Murley, Medley, Gidley, Badley, Bodley, Godley

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Dudley Family Origin

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Dudley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dudley. A less common occupation for the Dudley family was Farm Laborer. The most common Dudley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Dudley's were Farmers.

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Dudley Historical Records

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Dudley Life Expectancy

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