Wheatley Family History

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Wheatley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Wheatley, for example in Essex, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old English hw?te ‘wheat’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Whatley, Heatley, Healey, Headley, Wheeley, Whitley, Whaley, Whelpley

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Wheatley Family Origin

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Wheatley Family Occupations

What did your Wheatley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wheatley. 8% of Wheatley men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Wheatley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wheatley were Incapacitated and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Wheatley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 178,000 census records available for the last name Wheatley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheatley 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Wheatley. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Wheatley. For the veterans among your Wheatley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wheatley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wheatley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wheatley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wheatley in 1941 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wheatley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wheatley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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