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Whiles Family History

Whiles Name Meaning

English: origin unidentified; perhaps a variant spelling of Wiles or of Wheeless.

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


Similar surnames: Wheeles, Wiles, Voiles, Wiler, Whitler, Whisler, Niles, Whiten, Viles

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Where is the Whiles family from?

You can see how Whiles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whiles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whiles families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Whiles family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Whiles's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Whiles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whiles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whiles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Whiles. 32% of Whiles men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Whiles women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whiles were Carpenter and Paper Hanger.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Musician
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
    60%
  • Paper Hanger
    40%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Whiles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whiles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 457 immigration records available for the last name Whiles. 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 Cards

There are 876 military records available for the last name Whiles. For the veterans among your Whiles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whiles lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Whiles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Whiles in 1957 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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