Woodley Family History

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Woodley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Woodleigh in Devon, Woodley in Berkshire, or some other place named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + leah ‘clearing’, ‘pasture’.

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

Similar surnames: Woolley, Woosley, Pooley, Wadley, Bordley, Wortley, Bodley, Hoadley

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Woodley Family Origin

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Woodley Family Occupations

What did your Woodley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Woodley. 30% of Woodley men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Woodley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woodley were Laborer and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Operator
  • Bookkeeper

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

Woodley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Woodley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Woodley. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Woodley. For the veterans among your Woodley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodley Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Woodley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Woodley in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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