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Wattles Family History

Wattles Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Battle, Wattley, Battles, Wales, Kettles, Castles, Buttles, Matthew

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Where is the Wattles family from?

You can see how Wattles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wattles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wattles families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Wattles families living in Yorkshire. This was about 38% of all the recorded Wattles's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Wattles families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wattles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wattles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wattles. 21% of Wattles men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Wattles women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wattles were Farm Laborer and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    21%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Saleslady
    13%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wattles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wattles 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 666 immigration records available for the last name Wattles. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wattles. For the veterans among your Wattles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wattles lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wattles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wattles in 1959 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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