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Whelpley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Whelpley Hill in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire or from places called Whelpley in Hailsham, Sussex, and Whiteparish, Wiltshire, all named with Old English hwelp ‘whelp’, ‘cub’, ‘young animal’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Shelley, Wheatley, Shepley, Wheeley, Checkley, Shipley, Heasley

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Where is the Whelpley family from?

You can see how Whelpley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whelpley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Whelpley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Whelpley families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Whelpley's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Whelpley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whelpley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whelpley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Whelpley. 28% of Whelpley men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Whelpley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whelpley were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Whelpley. For the veterans among your Whelpley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whelpley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Whelpley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Whelpley in 1945 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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