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Padley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Nether Padley (Derbyshire) which is recorded as Paddeley(e) in the 13th century or perhaps from Upper Padley in Hathersage or Padley Hall in Ripley (both also Derbyshire). The placenames derive from the Old English personal name Pad(d)a or Old English padde ‘toad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pedley, Hadley, Fadley, Wadley, Badley, Radley, Paley, Pawley, Manley

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Where is the Padley family from?

You can see how Padley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Padley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Padley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Padley families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Padley's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Padley families in 1911.
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What did your Padley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Padley. 38% of Padley men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Student
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Padley. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Padley. For the veterans among your Padley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Padley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Padley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Padley in 1962 was 84, and 70 in 2004.

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