Whealton Family History

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Whealton Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Wheelton, an English habitational name from Wheelton in Lancashire or possibly Whilton in Northamptonshire, both named with Old English hweol ‘wheel’ (perhaps indicating a waterwheel or similar feature) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The spelling Whealton does not appear in current English records.

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


Similar surnames: Wheaton, Halton, Helton, Welton, Wheeldon, Heaton, Shelton, Henton

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Whealton Family Origin

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Whealton Family Occupations

What did your Whealton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Whealton. 33% of Whealton men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Whealton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whealton were Engineer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Engineer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%

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

Whealton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Whealton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whealton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 132 immigration records available for the last name Whealton. 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 Card

There are 601 military records available for the last name Whealton. For the veterans among your Whealton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whealton Life Expectancy

What is the average Whealton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Whealton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Whealton in 1958 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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