Wheat Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat, from Old English hw?te ‘wheat’ (a derivative of hwit ‘white’, because of its use in making white flour).

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


Similar surnames: Neat, Heap, Seat, Wheet, Head, Wheaton, Wham, Shean, Great, West

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Wheat Family Origin

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Wheat Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wheat family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheat. The most common Wheat occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wheat's were Farmers.

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Wheat Historical Records

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Wheat Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Wheat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wheat in 1944 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wheat

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