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Wheeley Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Weoley Castle in West Midlands (formerly in Worcestershire), named with Old English weoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or from Weeley in Essex, which is named with Old English wilig ‘willow’ + leah.

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


Similar surnames: Whaley, Wheatley, Shepley, Webley, Henley, Wheeles, Shelley, Wesley

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Wheeley Family Origin

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Wheeley Family Occupations

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  • Farming

    33%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

In 1880, Farming, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheeley. The most common Wheeley occupation in the USA was Farming. 33% of Wheeley's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Wheeley family was Carpenter.

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Wheeley Historical Records

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Wheeley Life Expectancy

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