Wegley Family History

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Wegley Name Meaning

South German: variant of Wege, an Americanized form of the diminutive Wegle or Wegl.

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

Similar surnames: Wagley, Fegley, Magley, Begley, Werley, Fenley, Egley, Wehrley

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Wegley Family Origin

Where is the Wegley family from?

Wegley Family Occupations

What did your Wegley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wegley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Wegley's were Farmers. Farmer, At School and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wegley. A less common occupation for the Wegley family was H Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • At School

  • Grocer

  • H Keeper


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

Wegley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wegley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wegley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wegley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wegley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wegley. For the veterans among your Wegley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wegley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wegley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Wegley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wegley in 1955 was 54, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wegley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wegley 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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