Whelpley Family History

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Whelpley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whelpley Hill in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire or from places called Whelpley in Hailsham, Sussex, and Whiteparish, Wiltshire, all named with Old English hwelp ‘whelp’, ‘cub’, ‘young animal’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Shelley, Wheatley, Shepley, Wheeley, Checkley, Shipley, Heasley

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Whelpley Family Origin

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Whelpley Family Occupations

What did your Whelpley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Whelpley. 40% of Whelpley men worked as a Motor Driver and 40% of Whelpley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whelpley were General Labourer and Ward Orderly

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Driver
    40%
  • Author journalist
    20%
  • Car Boltery Engineer lorry Driver
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    40%
  • Biscuit Packer
    20%
  • Home Duties
    20%
  • Ward Orderly
    20%

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

Whelpley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Whelpley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whelpley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Whelpley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Whelpley. For the veterans among your Whelpley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whelpley Life Expectancy

What is the average Whelpley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Whelpley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Whelpley in 1945 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whelpley

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