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Whealton Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Wheelton, an English habitational name from Wheelton in Lancashire or possibly Whilton in Northamptonshire, both named with Old English hweol ‘wheel’ (perhaps indicating a waterwheel or similar feature) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The spelling Whealton does not appear in current English records.

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


Similar surnames: Wheaton, Halton, Helton, Welton, Wheeldon, Heaton, Shelton, Henton

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Whealton Family Origin

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Whealton Family Occupations

What did your Whealton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Whealton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Whealton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whealton family was Gentleman. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whealton.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Gentleman

    6%

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

Whealton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whealton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whealton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Whealton. 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 Whealton. For the veterans among your Whealton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whealton Life Expectancy

What is the average Whealton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Whealton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Whealton in 1958 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whealton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whealton 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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