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Wiele Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name from a place named with an old water word, wil, as for example Wiehl in North Rhine-Westphalia or Wielen in Lower Saxony and Schleswig Holstein.

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


Similar surnames: Wieler, Wiehe, Hille, Wiese, Willey, Wire, Wege, Wiest, Lile, Wigle

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Where is the Wiele family from?

You can see how Wiele families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wiele family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wiele families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Wiele family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Wiele's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wiele families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wiele surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wiele ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wiele. 28% of Wiele men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Wiele women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wiele were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    28%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Factory Worker
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wiele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiele 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 771 immigration records available for the last name Wiele. 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 572 military records available for the last name Wiele. For the veterans among your Wiele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wiele lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Wiele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wiele in 1968 was 77, and 83 in 2004.

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