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Wheeles Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Wheeless or of Wheels from Old English hwēol ‘wheel’ and so a topographic name for someone who lived near a waterwheel or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of one.

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


Similar surnames: Wheeler, Wheeley, Hegler, Wheeless, Whiles, Wheeldon, Helle, Eales

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Where is the Wheeles family from?

You can see how Wheeles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wheeles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wheeles families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Wheeles family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wheeles's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Wheeles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wheeles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wheeles ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wheeles. 100% of Wheeles men worked as a General Labourer and 100% of Wheeles women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wheeles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheeles 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 296 immigration records available for the last name Wheeles. 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 502 military records available for the last name Wheeles. For the veterans among your Wheeles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wheeles lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Wheeles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Wheeles in 1963 was 81, and 41 in 2004.

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