Midgley Stats
From the 1881 census

      For Yorkshire:

  Exact Spelling Number of persons  Inexact spelling
Midgley 2986 3153
Midgeley (Speed 1608) 129 129
Midgelaye 0 0
Midgeleye 0 0
Midgelei 0 0
Midglaye 0 0
Midgly 14 3153
 Migeley 0 0
Midley 9 9
Miggelay 0 0
Miggeley

Migley 5 5
Megelay 0 0
Medgley 2 2
Mydghley 0 0
 Mydglay 0 0
Mydgley 0 0
Myggelay 0 0
Mydgele 0 0
Mydghley 0 0
 Mydglay 0 0
 Mydgley 0 0
 Myggelay  0 0
Mygdlaye 0 0
 Mygdlay 0 0
 Miedley (Heptonstall) 0 0
Mydgeley  (Saxton 1577) 0 0
Middgley (Morden 1680) 0 0
Midge 1 1

These entries indicate that the spelling had become predominantly MIDGLEY by 1881. Excluding transcription errors by enumerators this spelling would have been given by heads of household on the census form on the 3rd April 1881.

For whole of Britain:
 
 

        Name Spelling    Number of persons
Midgley  4378
Midgeley  4378
Midgelaye  0
Midgeleye  0
Midgelei 0
Midglaye 0
Midgly 4378
Migeley 0
Midley 28
Miggelay 0
Migley 22
Megelay 0
Medgley 12
Mydghley 0
Mydglay 0
Mydgley 0
Myggelay  0
Mydgele 0
Mydghley 0
Mydglay 0
Mydgley 0
Myggelay  0
Mygdlaye 0
 Mygdlay 0
Miedley 0
Mydgeley 0
Middgley 0
Midge 10
     For the Huddersfield District:

                        1841 census:
                        Midgeley-6, Midgley - 217.
                        1851 census:
                        Midgeley- 43, Midgley- 207.

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