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Wheelwright Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels, from Middle English whele ‘wheel’ (Old English hweol) + wyrhta ‘wright’. See also Wheeler.

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


Similar surnames: Wheeler, Arkwright, Wainwright, Wright, Cartwright, Boatwright

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Wheelwright Family Origin

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Wheelwright Family Occupations

What did your Wheelwright ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wheelwright occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 10% of Wheelwright's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wheelwright. A less common occupation for the Wheelwright family was Lawyer.

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  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Lawyer

    5%

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

Wheelwright Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wheelwright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wheelwright 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wheelwright. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wheelwright. For the veterans among your Wheelwright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wheelwright Life Expectancy

What is the average Wheelwright lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Wheelwright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wheelwright in 1960 was 64, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wheelwright

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wheelwright 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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