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Nedley Family History

Nedley Name Meaning

English and Scottish: unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Smedley, Medley, Pedley, Hedley, Bodley, Verley, Ridley, Webley

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Where is the Nedley family from?

You can see how Nedley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nedley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nedley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Nedley families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Nedley's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Nedley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nedley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nedley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nedley. 32% of Nedley men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Nedley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nedley were Farmer and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Miner
    19%
  • Labor
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    38%
  • New Worker
    38%
  • Maid
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nedley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nedley 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 116 immigration records available for the last name Nedley. 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 268 military records available for the last name Nedley. For the veterans among your Nedley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nedley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Nedley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Nedley in 1958 was 73, and 86 in 2003.

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