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Nidley Family History

Nidley Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Ridley, Gidley, Nedley, Sidley, Nisley, Nicley, Sidney, Lindley

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Where is the Nidley family from?

You can see how Nidley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nidley family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nidley families were found in USA in 1920, and Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there was 1 Nidley family living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Nidley's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Nidley families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nidley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nidley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 28 census records available for the last name Nidley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nidley 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Nidley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4 military records available for the last name Nidley. For the veterans among your Nidley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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