Hadley Family History

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Hadley Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from either of two places named Hadley, in Worcestershire and Shropshire, or from either of two places named Hadleigh, in Essex and Suffolk. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda + leah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’; the other three are from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + leah.

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


Similar surnames: Hanley, Harley, Hawley, Headley, Fadley, Hedley, Halley, Badley

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Hadley Family Origin

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Hadley Family Occupations

What did your Hadley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hadley. 17% of Hadley men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Hadley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hadley were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hadley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Hadley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hadley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Hadley. 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 Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Hadley. For the veterans among your Hadley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hadley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hadley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hadley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hadley in 1941 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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