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Wiles Family History

Wiles Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, in particular someone who caught fish, especially eels, by setting up wicker traps in rivers and estuaries, from Middle English wile ‘trap’, ‘snare’ (late Old English wil ‘contrivance’, ‘trick’ possibly of Scandinavian origin), or in some cases probably a nickname for a devious person.

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

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136,315 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,066 Military Records
7,182 Immigration Records
111,221 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Wiles Families

  • Number of Wiles families
     78 - 154
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wiles families
     296 - 590
     99 - 295
     1 - 98
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wiles families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wiles Family Origin

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Wiles Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wiles

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Wiles Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Wiles Civil War Service Records

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