Wylie Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Wylie Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from a pet form of the personal name William. English: variant spelling of Wiley.

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

Similar surnames: Wilkie, Wylde, Wyllie, Wilke, Smylie, Wyly, Kyle, Wile, Walle, Wolfe

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Wylie Family Origin

Where is the Wylie family from?

Wylie Family Occupations

What did your Wylie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wylie. 12% of Wylie men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Wylie women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wylie were Clerk and Housekeeper

View Census data for Wylie | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wylie Historical Records

What Wylie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Wylie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wylie 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 Wylie

Passenger List

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Wylie. 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.

View all Wylie immigration records

Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Wylie. For the veterans among your Wylie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Wylie military records

You've only scratched the surface of Wylie family history.

Wylie Life Expectancy

What is the average Wylie lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wylie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wylie in 1943 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wylie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wylie 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.

Famous Wylie Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name