Wakley Family History

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Wakley Name Meaning

English: variant of Wakeley.

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

Similar surnames: Watley, Walley, Wakeley, Weakley, Walle, Wasley, Oakley, Hasley

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Wakley Family Origin

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Wakley Family Occupations

What did your Wakley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wakley family was Blacksmith & Wagon Maker. The most common Wakley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Wakley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wakley.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith & Wagon Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wakley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wakley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wakley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wakley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 731 immigration records available for the last name Wakley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 661 military records available for the last name Wakley. For the veterans among your Wakley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wakley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wakley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wakley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wakley in 1963 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wakley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wakley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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