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Where is the Gidley family from?
You can see how Gidley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gidley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gidley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Gidley families living in Massachusetts. This was about 37% of all the recorded Gidley's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Gidley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gidley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gidley. 23% of Gidley men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Gidley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gidley were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.