Wesley Family History

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Wesley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with the Old English elements west ‘west’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, as for example Westley in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, and Westleigh in Devon and Greater Manchester.

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


Similar surnames: Hesley, Webley, Willey, Hensley, Exley, Wheeley, Tenley, Ousley

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Wesley Family Origin

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Wesley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Laundress

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wesley family was Charwoman. The most common Wesley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Wesley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wesley.

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Wesley Historical Records

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Wesley Life Expectancy

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Famous Wesley Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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