Wheaton Family History

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Wheaton Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin, possibly from places in Lancashire and East and West Yorkshire named Weeton, from Old English wiðig ‘willow’ + tun ‘settlement’.

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

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

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Wheaton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wheaton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Wheaton Family Origin

Where is the Wheaton family from?

Wheaton Family Occupations

What did your Wheaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wheaton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Wheaton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheaton. A less common occupation for the Wheaton family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Wheaton Historical Records

What Wheaton family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Wheaton Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wheaton 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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