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Wiley Family History

Wiley Name Meaning
Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of Wylie.Possibly also English, a habitational name from Wylye in Wiltshire, named for the Wylye river (see Wilton).English: possibly a variant of Willey.

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

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287,645 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
47,393 Military Records
12,190 Immigration Records
232,826 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Wiley Families

  • Number of Wiley families
     249 - 496
     84 - 248
     1 - 83
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wiley families
     60 - 118
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wiley families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wiley Family Origin

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Wiley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wiley

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Wiley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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