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

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  • Going To School

    22%
  • Bookkeeper

    6%
  • Bookmaker

    6%
  • Bricklayer

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Midgley family was Bricklayer. The most common Midgley occupation in Canada was Going To School. 22% of Midgley's were Going To Schools. Going To School, Bookkeeper and Bookmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Midgley.

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Midgley Historical Records

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Midgley Life Expectancy

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