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Wheat Family History

Wheat Name Meaning
English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat, from Old English hw?te ‘wheat’ (a derivative of hwit ‘white’, because of its use in making white flour).

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

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2,567 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Wheat Families

  • Number of Wheat families
     84 - 166
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wheat families
     120 - 237
     41 - 119
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wheat last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wheat census records

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Wheat Family Origin

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Wheat Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wheat

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Wheat Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wheat census records

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Wheat Civil War Service Records

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