Whelpley Family History

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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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Whelpley Family Origin

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Whelpley Family Occupations

What did your Whelpley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whelpley family was Printer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whelpley. The most common Whelpley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Whelpley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Printer

    4%

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

Whelpley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Whelpley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whelpley 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 Whelpley. 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 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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Whelpley Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whelpley

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