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Origins of the Midgley surname

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About the Midgleys

We have a total number of 42903 records for people with the last name Midgley.

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Where do most Midgleys live?

In 1921, most Midgleys lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Midgleys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 39,100 records for the Midgley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1300.

Who were Midgleys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Greenwoods

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Midgleys.

What are the most common Midgley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Midgleys

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

Common Female occupations for Midgleys in 1921
Worsted Weaver

223

Worsted Spinner

172

Cotton Weaver

130

Dressmaker

126

Weaver

71

Common Male occupations for Midgleys in 1921
Farmer

140

Joiner

112

Coal Miner

96

Cotton Weaver

93

Butcher

91

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