Wheeldon Family History

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Wheeldon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Wheeldon, from Old English hweol ‘wheel’ (referring perhaps to a rounded shape) + dun ‘hill’, or from Whielden in Buckinghamshire, which is named with hweol + denu ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Sheldon, Weedon, Whealton, Weldon, Whiddon, Hendon, Eldon, Skeldon

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Wheeldon Family Origin

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Wheeldon Family Occupations

What did your Wheeldon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wheeldon family was Keeping House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheeldon. The most common Wheeldon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Wheeldon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Wheeldon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Wheeldon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheeldon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wheeldon. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wheeldon. For the veterans among your Wheeldon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wheeldon Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wheeldon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wheeldon in 1953 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wheeldon 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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