Wailes Family History

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Wailes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wale 1.

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

Similar surnames: Wales, Waites, Haimes, Whiles, Hailes, Gailes, Walles, Wiles, Bailes

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Wailes Family Origin

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Wailes Family Occupations

What did your Wailes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Minister and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wailes. The most common Wailes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Wailes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wailes family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Minister

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Wailes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wailes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wailes 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 869 immigration records available for the last name Wailes. 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 Wailes. For the veterans among your Wailes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wailes Life Expectancy

What is the average Wailes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wailes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Wailes in 1963 was 61, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wailes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wailes 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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