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Origins of the Dudley surname

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About the Dudleys

We have a total number of 57882 records for people with the last name Dudley.

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Where do most Dudleys live?

In 1921, most Dudleys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Dudleys

How common is your surname?

919th most common surname in the UK

We have 48,900 records for the Dudley surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Dudleys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Dudleys.

What are the most common Dudley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Dudley family members

Common jobs for Dudleys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Dudleys in 1921
Dressmaker

184

Laundress

121

Domestic Servant

119

General Servant Domestic

110

Living On Own Means

92

Common Male occupations for Dudleys in 1921
Coal Miner

232

Agricultural Labourer

184

General Labourer

184

Carpenter

118

Bricklayer

94

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