Wile Family History

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Wile Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper or nickname for a devious man (see Wiles, of which this is the singular form). Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Weil.

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

Similar surnames: Wiles, Wise, Pile, Wilk, Wale, Wiler, File, Wire, Wild, Wible

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Wile Family Origin

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Wile Family Occupations

What did your Wile ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wile occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 25% of Wile's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Auctioneers Clerk and Brass Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wile. A less common occupation for the Wile family was Fish Dealer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Auctioneers Clerk

  • Brass Fitter

  • Fish Dealer


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

Wile Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Wile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wile 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wile. 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 Wile. For the veterans among your Wile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wile Life Expectancy

What is the average Wile lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Wile in 1955 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wile

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wile 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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