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Wheeler Family History

Wheeler Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

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

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1,227,725 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
154,263 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Wheeler Families

  • Number of Wheeler families
     1,005 - 2,007
     336 - 1,004
     1 - 335
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wheeler families
     2,098 - 4,194
     700 - 2,097
     1 - 699
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wheeler families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wheeler Family Origin

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Wheeler Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wheeler

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Wheeler Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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