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Wesley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with the Old English elements west ‘west’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, as for example Westley in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, and Westleigh in Devon and Greater Manchester.

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


Similar surnames: Hesley, Webley, Willey, Hensley, Exley, Wheeley, Tenley, Ousley

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Wesley Family Origin

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Wesley Family Occupations

What did your Wesley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wesley family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wesley. The most common Wesley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wesley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Wesley Historical Records

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Wesley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wesley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Wesley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wesley in 1944 was 23, and 67 in 2004.

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