Wheeler Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wheeler name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • France

    3%

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Wheeler Family Origin

Where is the Wheeler family from?

Wheeler Family Occupations

What did your Wheeler ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Wheeler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Wheeler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheeler 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 73,000 immigration records available for the last name Wheeler. 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 165,000 military records available for the last name Wheeler. For the veterans among your Wheeler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wheeler Life Expectancy

What is the average Wheeler lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wheeler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wheeler in 1940 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wheeler 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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