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Wesley Family History

Wesley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places named with the Old English elements west ‘west’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, as for example Westley in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, and Westleigh in Devon and Greater Manchester.

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

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177,362 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,518 Military Records
6,201 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Wesley Families

  • Number of Wesley families
     97 - 192
     33 - 96
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wesley families
     79 - 155
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wesley families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wesley Family Origin

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Wesley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wesley

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Wesley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Wesley Civil War Service Records

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