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Wheaton Family History

Wheaton Name Meaning
English: habitational name of uncertain origin, possibly from places in Lancashire and East and West Yorkshire named Weeton, from Old English wiðig ‘willow’ + tun ‘settlement’.

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

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Name Distribution of Wheaton Families

  • Number of Wheaton families
     109 - 215
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wheaton families
     140 - 278
     47 - 139
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wheaton last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wheaton Family Origin

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Wheaton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wheaton

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Wheaton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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