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Weddle Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place called Wedale (now Stow) near Edinburgh. The origins of this place name are uncertain. The second element is evidently Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. The first element might be Old English wedd ‘pledge’, ‘security’ or its Old Norse cognate veð (although this is not found elsewhere as a place name element).

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


Similar surnames: Wardle, Ruddle, Beadle, Windle, Weible, Welde, Wehle, Wedge, Wedel

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Where is the Weddle family from?

You can see how Weddle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weddle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weddle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Weddle families living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Weddle's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Weddle families in 1840.
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What did your Weddle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weddle. 25% of Weddle men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Weddle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weddle were Farm Laborer and Cook.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Weddle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weddle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Weddle. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Weddle. For the veterans among your Weddle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weddle lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Weddle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Weddle in 1948 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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