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Whaley Family History

Whaley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Whaley in Derbyshire, Whalley in Lancashire, or Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire (formerly in Cheshire). The first is probably named with Old English wælla ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’. The second has as the first element Old English hwæl ‘round hill’, and the last has Old English weg ‘path’, ‘road’ as the first element, the second element in both cases also being leah.

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

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Name Distribution of Whaley Families

  • Number of Whaley families
     113 - 223
     38 - 112
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whaley families
     195 - 387
     66 - 194
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Whaley families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Whaley Family Origin

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Whaley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Whaley

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Whaley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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