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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

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Wesley Family Origin

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Wesley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

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Wesley Life Expectancy

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Famous Wesley Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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