Midgley Family History

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Midgley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in West Yorkshire, or minor places in Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘midge glade’, from micg(e) ‘midge’ + leah ‘wood’; ‘clearing’, ‘glade’.

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


Similar surnames: Ridley, Medley, Wigley, Edgley, Madeley, Bingley, Tingley, Ridgley

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Midgley Family Origin

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Midgley Family Occupations

What did your Midgley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Midgley. The most common Midgley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Midgley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Midgley family was Painter.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Painter

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Midgley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Midgley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Midgley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Midgley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Midgley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Midgley. For the veterans among your Midgley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Midgley Life Expectancy

What is the average Midgley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Midgley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Midgley in 1958 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Midgley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Midgley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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