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Wheeler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

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


Similar surnames: Wheeles, Weller, Keeler, Wheeley, Heller, Theiler, Hebeler, Heiler

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Wheeler Family Origin

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Wheeler Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wheeler family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheeler. The most common Wheeler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Wheeler's were Farmers.

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Wheeler Life Expectancy

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