Hedley Family History

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Hedley Name Meaning

habitational name from places in County Durham and Northumberland, so named from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. variant spelling of Headley.

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

Similar surnames: Headley, Hadley, Henley, Healey, Hesley, Medley, Pedley, Shelley

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Hedley Family Origin

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Hedley Family Occupations

What did your Hedley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hedley. 21% of Hedley men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Hedley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hedley were Carpenter and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper

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

Hedley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Hedley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedley 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hedley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hedley. For the veterans among your Hedley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hedley Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hedley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hedley in 1952 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

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