Wheeley Family History

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Wheeley Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Weoley Castle in West Midlands (formerly in Worcestershire), named with Old English weoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or from Weeley in Essex, which is named with Old English wilig ‘willow’ + leah.

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

Similar surnames: Whaley, Wheatley, Shepley, Webley, Henley, Wheeles, Shelley, Wesley

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Wheeley Family Origin

Where is the Wheeley family from?

Wheeley Family Occupations

What did your Wheeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Barrister At Law Not In Practice and Bone Turner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheeley. The most common Wheeley occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 8% of Wheeley's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Wheeley family was Brown Saddler.

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  • Annuitant

  • Barrister At Law Not In Practice

  • Bone Turner

  • Brown Saddler


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wheeley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wheeley Historical Records

What Wheeley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wheeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheeley 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 339 immigration records available for the last name Wheeley. 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 552 military records available for the last name Wheeley. For the veterans among your Wheeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wheeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wheeley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wheeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wheeley in 1961 was 60, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wheeley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wheeley 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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