Wheatley Family History

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Wheatley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Wheatley, for example in Essex, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old English hw?te ‘wheat’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Whatley, Heatley, Healey, Headley, Wheeley, Whitley, Whaley, Whelpley

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Wheatley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wheatley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wheatley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    2%

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Wheatley Family Origin

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Wheatley Family Occupations

What did your Wheatley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wheatley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Wheatley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheatley. A less common occupation for the Wheatley family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Wheatley Historical Records

What Wheatley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 178,000 census records available for the last name Wheatley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheatley 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Wheatley. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Wheatley. For the veterans among your Wheatley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wheatley Life Expectancy

What is the average Wheatley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wheatley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wheatley in 1941 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wheatley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wheatley 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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