Wheelock Family History

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Wheelock Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Wheelock, from the Wheelock river, which is named with a Celtic word meaning ‘winding’.

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

Similar surnames: Wheeldon, Wheeley, Hadlock, Shedlock, Weedon, Bellock, Whitlock

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Wheelock Family Origin

Where is the Wheelock family from?

Wheelock Family Occupations

What did your Wheelock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wheelock family was Laborer. The most common Wheelock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Wheelock's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheelock.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Wheelock Historical Records

What Wheelock family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Wheelock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheelock 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wheelock. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wheelock. For the veterans among your Wheelock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wheelock Life Expectancy

What is the average Wheelock lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wheelock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wheelock in 1940 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wheelock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wheelock 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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