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Radley Family History

Radley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Radley (Berkshire) recorded as Radelege c. 1180 Radley in Kintbury (Berkshire) recorded as Radelega in 1176 or Radley in Bishop's Nympton (Devon) recorded as Radlegh in 128 The placename derives from Old English rēad ‘red’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Ridley, Hadley, Padley, Wadley, Radney, Ratley, Bradley, Fadley

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Where is the Radley family from?

You can see how Radley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Radley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Radley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 28 Radley families living in New York. This was about 68% of all the recorded Radley's in USA. New York had the highest population of Radley families in 1840.
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What did your Radley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Radley. 18% of Radley men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Radley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Radley were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Radley. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Radley. For the veterans among your Radley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Radley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Radley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Radley in 1955 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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