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Wheaton Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant of Whiddon .

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


Similar surnames: Heaton, Whealton, Whiston, Welton, Seaton, Smeaton, Weston, Helton

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Where is the Wheaton family from?

You can see how Wheaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wheaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wheaton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 99 Wheaton families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Wheaton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wheaton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wheaton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wheaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wheaton. 17% of Wheaton men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Wheaton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wheaton were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Wheaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheaton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wheaton. 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 Cards

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Wheaton. For the veterans among your Wheaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wheaton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wheaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Wheaton in 1945 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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