Midgley name and origins revealed.            Midgley as a first name


The surname has been applied as a first name probably as a courtesy to the wife's maiden name.
The following are extracted from the 1881 census, The name Midgley is used as a first name associated with the following surnames:

MARSDEN, Midgley Head <1819> Birth: York Halifax
 Census: York Hipperholme Cum Brighouse
MARSDEN, Midgley Son <1867> Birth: York Elland
 Census: York Elland Cum Greetland
MARSHALL, Midgley Son <1868> Birth: York Halifax
 Census: York Halifax
MELLER, Midgley Son <1880> Birth: York Kirkburton
 Census: York Kirkburton
MITCHELL, Midgley Head <1845> Birth: York Warley
 Census: York Morton In Keighley
MOORE, Midgley Head <1839> Birth: York Keighley
 Census: York Keighley
MOORE, Midgley Son <1875> Birth: York Keighley
 Census: York Keighley
NEWSOME, Midgley Head <1835> Birth: York Breary Adel
 Census: York Arthington
PEASE, Midgley Head <1840> Birth: York Pontefract
 Census: York Pontefract
PEASE, Midgley Son <1878> Birth: York Pontefract
 Census: York Pontefract
PRIESTLEY, Midgley Head <1828> Birth: York Allerton
 Census: York Thornton In Bradford
PROCTER, Midgley Son <1875> Birth: York Bramley
 Census: York Bramley In Bramley
RHODES, Midgley GSon <1880> Birth: York Knottingley
 Census: York Knottingley
SHACKLETON, Midgley Head <1857> Birth: York Keighley
 Census: York Glusburn
SUNDERLAND, Midgley Head <1816> Birth: York Bingley
 Census: York Bingley
SUNDERLAND, Midgley Son <1856> Birth: York Bingley
 Census: York Bingley
SWITHENBANK, Midgley Head <1820> Birth: York Bradford
 Census: York Manningham
THOMAS, Midgley Son <1881> Birth: York Midgley
 Census: York Midgley

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Reference:
1881 British census                                                               Midgley Memoabilia

  ©  Tim Midgley June 2001, links revised May 2009..