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Madeley Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of the places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire. The placenames derive from an Old English personal name Madda or Māda + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. habitational name from Madley in Herefordshire or from the lost Madeley in Gloucestershire. The Herefordshire placename derives from an Old English personal name Madda + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English mǣth ‘mowing grass’ + lēah.

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


Similar surnames: Medley, Hadley, Manley, Badley, Mackley, Wadley, Fadley, Padley

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Where is the Madeley family from?

You can see how Madeley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Madeley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Madeley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Madeley families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 52% of all the recorded Madeley's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Madeley families in 1911.
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What did your Madeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Madeley. 50% of Madeley men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Student
    50%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Madeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madeley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Madeley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 952 military records available for the last name Madeley. For the veterans among your Madeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Madeley lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Madeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Madeley in 1964 was 72, and 65 in 2004.

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